• Short Summary

    12 year old Tony Stevens returns home after having been kidnapped for 15 months. Leicester.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Tony is safe home.

    12 year old Tony Stevens returns home after having been kidnapped and kept on the Continent for 15 months. Earl Shilton, Leicestershire.

    M/S street in Earl Shilton where Tony's parents have their home. M/S policeman directing traffic. M/S of the car pulling up in front of Tony's house. A policewoman steps out followed by Tony and his mother. C/U two girls watching. M/S Tony's house with photographers waiting outside. M/S Tony climbing over fence into his neighbour's back garden. M/S Tony and his sister Linda talking to elderly man who lives next door.

    C/U Tony, he heads ball. M/S Art Master Kevin Tracey in rear of police car with detectives, he is taken away to be questioned over the kidnapping. L/S Tony pumping up tyre while Linda holds the bike. C/U Mr Jim Stevens. Various shots of family outside the back door. C/U Tony, he laughs, camera pans to his father who is also laughing. M/S of the group looking very happy.

    A small news clipping found spells the name as Tony Stephens.

    Another small clipping from 'The Straits Times' on page 3, 6 July 1960, stated that Tony was taken by the art master to West Germany.

    2010: An internet search revealed no information about the nature of this event, or what the outcome of Kevin Traceys trial was.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:19:00 / 01:33:27:00

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