A 17-year-old girl and the 45-year-old man who she ran away to Scotland with, remain in a serious condition in hospital following their arrests.
Jessica Roe, from Cannock and Stuart Lymer, from Uttoxeter, were arrested at Perth train station by police on March 5, after they had been missing for three days (March 2).
According to Police Scotland, both are being treated at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, for serious injuries sustained in an incident at the train station during their arrests.
When asked about the incident in which Roe and Lymer sustained injuries, Police Scotland said that they could not comment any further at the moment.
Jessica Roe and Stuart Lymer from Uttoxeter, were arrested at Perth train Station by police and taken to Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.
A former friend and co-worker of Stuart Lymer’s spoke to StaffsLive about their shock of hearing he had been arrested.
They said: “I am so shocked to hear about Stuart on the news.
“I know him and his wife had split a few months ago, so I knew that he must have been going through a tough time, but I don’t think anybody was expecting this.
“We used to work together, he was loved by everyone and was always friendly and someone you would rely on.
“I think at the minute, everybody is trying to figure out what has actually happened. This all seems quite strange and out of character.”
A statement from Staffordshire Police said that it was believed that Jessica got into a van with Lymer on March 2, which was later found on a car park in Stafford.
Assistant Chief Constable John Hawkins, for Police Scotland, said: “They are expected to appear at Crown court from custody over the coming days, after being released from hospital.
“Police Scotland has referred the matter to the Police Investigations and Review Commissioner.”