Kids who had been reported missing have been found by police in a garage in Thamesmead and placed in the care of Bexley Council.

Police found three children taking shelter in garages in Thamesmead Moorings on Friday, July 5.

The kids have now been placed into the care of Bexley Council, which said the children are known to social workers.

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Few details have been revealed by police surrounding the circumstances of the children, but Bexley Council has confirmed that it is working with their families.

The council said it was "untrue" that the kids had been living or sleeping rough in the garages.

In a statement to the local democracy reporting service, a spokesman said: “We are aware of this incident and we have been working with the police.  It is completely untrue that the children have been living in the garages.

“They are known to our Referral and Assessment and Family Support and Child Protection teams and we are working with their families to secure their safety and to promote their welfare.”

A spokesman for Thamesmead Moorings Police said on Twitter that the families were being supported by police.

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A statement read: “Three children found sleeping rough in Moorings garages today have been taken into police protection. All three are now in the care of Bexley Council.

“We are supporting the families to safeguard everybody going forward.”

When contacted for further comment, a spokesman for the Met said: "

"On Friday, July 5, officers on patrol in Greenwich located three young people reported as missing in a building on Tawney Road.

"All three were taken into the care of the local authority."