Helicopter alert for hide and seek tot
PUBLISHED: 06:50 13 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:35 24 May 2010
MEET Weston's number one little terror. Four-year-old Jordan had a police helicopter, officers and more than 100 people searching for him when he went missing on Saturday night
MEET Weston's number one little terror. Four-year-old Jordan had a police helicopter, officers and more than 100 people searching for him when he went missing on Saturday night.He left his home in Windwhistle Circle, on the Bournville estate, at 10.15pm and hid under his step-dad's 4x4 car in a game of hide and seek.The family had only moved back into the house the day before - Jordan had previously set fire to the upstairs of the property and major repairs had to be carried out.Mum Josie and step-dad Tony Knight rang the police after spending 15 minutes looking for Jordan outside their house without success. Dozens of people from across the estate formed search parties and scoured the streets.A police helicopter was scrambled to carry out infrared searches of the estate because of poor light on the ground.Jordan was eventually found asleep under the car at 11.45pm. The 4x4 is currently not running because of a problem with its turbo.Stepdad Tony has now installed door alarms on the front and back doors of the house, put a new padlock on the gate and secured the fence to prevent him escaping again.Mother-of-five Josie said: "It was such a frightening experience because we just couldn't find him anywhere."It was a good job the car was broken as Tony would have used it to go looking for Jordan."The whole estate and the police were wonderful as strangers were coming up to us and asking what he looked like."This estate is usually at each other's throats, but they all came out to look for Jordan."He recently set fire to some clothes under his bunk bed with a lighter he found in the park causing severe smoke and heat damage.Josie and Tony, who were married two weeks ago, had to suspend their honeymoon to help pay for the damage.Tony said: "He's a problem child but he's got the face of an angel. Everything he does lands him into trouble."He gets bored easily and isn't afraid of anything so goes on wanders. You can't stay angry with him for long though as he doesn't really know right from wrong.