Police are urgently searching for two missing boys who have been abducted by their mother, She poses a ‘serious risk of harm’ to the boys.
Samantha Baldwin is suspected of abducting her two young sons she was last seen with her two boys Dylan Madge aged six and Louis Madge aged nine on Monday.
Police launched a missing person appeal for the three who were last seen in Nottingham City centre however they are no longer treating this as a missing person inquiry and are now treating the disappearance as an abduction.
On Monday Nottingham Family Court ordered the two boys be removed from her care within a highly unusual move showing the seriousness of this case the court has released a statement.
They said “It is assumed that she has abducted Louis and Dylan. The children have now been made wards of the court.
“Miss Baldwin is considered to pose a risk of harm to the children.”
Police are now appealing to anyone who may have seen or may have rented any kind of accommodation to Samantha to come forward they are also urging any bed and breakfast operators and hotel and guest houses to check their registers.
Superintendent Rich Fretwell said police were “increasingly concerned” for the boys’ welfare and safety.
“Samantha has no legal custody of the boys at this time,” he said.
“Our investigation team are exploring a number of lines of inquiry. There’s always the possibility that Samantha could be being harboured by someone.
“We would urge that person to come forward and let us know where the boys are.”