Police are appealing for information about a mother and son who have not been seen since Friday.
Samantha Hayes, aged 30, and her five year old son Liam were seen at around 5.20pm on Friday 2 October outside an address in Rusholme.
A short time later they are believed to have taken a taxi to Gorton at 7.20pm, and were last seen getting out at an address near to the Tesco superstore on Hyde Road.
Liam is described as having mousey coloured hair. He was last seen wearing a navy blue waterproof coat, grey school trousers, a pale blue Tshirt and blue sweatshirt. He was also wearing a pair of glasses with Avengers on the side.
Samantha is described as having long dark hair with purple tips and could possibly be wearing a blue puffer style jacket.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Pester from GMP’s south Manchester division said: “We are making numerous enquiries to trace Samantha and Liam and just want to know that they are both safe.
“I would like to stress to Samantha that she is not in any kind of trouble, but we just want her to get in touch so we know she and Liam are ok.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at Longsight police station on 0161 856 6078 or call 101.