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Two primary school pupils who ran away on a 1,000 mile journey across China were caught less than half a mile from home - when they stopped for a snack at their local McDonald's burger bar.

Xiao Song, 11, and Xiao Xin, eight, had pooled the 300 GBP they'd received as New Year gifts to trek from their homes in Benxi, Liaoning province, northern China, to visit mountains and lakes on the other side of the country.

Song's frantic dad called police when he realised both children were missing - but found them just an hour later tucking into Big Macs.

"He has always had a strong urge to travel but until he got some money he had no way of making it happen.

"Luckily for us his stomach is more powerful than his feet," said dad Xiao Hong.

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