UPDATE: Gardaí have confirmed that Jake Jordan has been “recovered safe and well.”

Irish police the Gardaí have issued a Child Rescue Alert in tracing a three-year-old boy who is missing from Co Wexford.

It is understood that Jake Jordan was taken by his father, Patrick Somers, 30, following an incident at the child’s home at Saint Mary’s Villa in Bunclody.

They were last seen when they left the home at around 01.15 this morning.

Gardaí believe there is an immediate and serious risk to the health and welfare of Jake and have launched a CRI alert.

The public have been warned not to approach Mr Somers and to contact gadaí immediately if he is spotted.

Patrick Somers is described as well built, approximately 6ft tall, with short brown hair, which is greying at the sides.

When last seen Mr Somers was wearing a Kiltealy green and white soccer jersey with the letters ‘PS’ written in white on the front, dark navy jeans and brown shoes.

Jake was wearing a batman pyjamas and a light blue Nike hoody.

They are both understood to be travelling in a red/wine-coloured Ford Focus C-Max, registration number 04 KE 5432.

Anyone with information is asked to dial 999 or 112.

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