Missing children found after amber alert, mum 'forced out of car'

Yahoo News Staff
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UPDATE: Two children missing from Sydney’s east have been located safe and well.

About 9am on Thursday, members of the public recognised the man and two children from media reports, and contacted police after seeing them walking towards Panania Railway Station in the city's south.

Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command attended and located the trio with the man – the father of the children – taken to hospital for assessment. The children will be reunited with their mother.

EARLIER:

There are "extreme concerns" held for the safety of two young children missing in Sydney with NSW Police issuing an amber alert on Thursday morning. 

Authorities are seeking urgent public assistance to help locate the two children who went missing from the city's east just before 2.30am. 

The children, aged 4 and 10 respectively, were last seen in the car with their father, NSW police said in a statement. 

A stock image of a NSW Police Force logo on a vehicle.
NSW police have located the children after an amber alert was issued. Source: Getty Images

The pair and their parents were at their Darling Point home on Wednesday night when, despite strong protests from the mother, their 47-year-old father packed the family into a white 2014 SsangYong Actyon SUV.

He said he wanted to travel to Melbourne. 

About 3am, the mother was forced from the vehicle at Alexandria and notified officers, police said.

According to a police statement, the man was described as being of Mauritian background with an olive complexion, about 180cm tall, of slim build and balding. 

He was last seen wearing black pants, a white T-shirt, khaki puffer jacket and a red beanie.

The little girl was described as having an olive complexion, long brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing white pyjamas with pink unicorn symbols.

The boy was described as having an olive complexion, short brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing white pyjama pants, a white T-shirt and black puffer jacket.

Police said there were extreme concerns for the safety of the children.

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