It's not often Leicestershire villages make it onto the national news, but today two very close to "Dibley" were named in connection with a missing teenage girl.
Ibstock and Measham, small villages in a semi-rural former mining area. On the fringe of my former 'patch' I know them fairly well, and the Sence Valley Park was a place I wiled away many a happy hour.
Tonight these lesser known places occupy my thoughts... and I call to mind a God who notices when a sparrow falls.
Thoughts with friends, former neighbours and erstwhile colleagues at this time.