Police hunt parents suspected of abducting daughter, 2, and boarding flight to Spain

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Lee Rogers and Kelly Gibson are believed to have boarded a plane from Glasgow airport on Wednesday (swns)
Lee Rogers and Kelly Gibson are believed to have boarded a plane from Glasgow airport on Wednesday (swns)

British police are hunting a mother and father suspected of abducting their two-year-old daughter after they were seen boarding a flight to Spain together.

Gracie-May Rogers, from Lancaster, was last seen with her mother Kelly Gibson, 35, at about 10am on Tuesday, 24 August.

It is believed Gibson boarded a plane with the toddler at Glasgow airport at 5.30pm that afternoon along with Gracie’s father Lee Rogers, 39.

Gracie-May Rogers was last seen with her mother Kelly Gibson on Tuesday (swns)
Gracie-May Rogers was last seen with her mother Kelly Gibson on Tuesday (swns)

Police believe the group arrived in Alicante at 9.35pm the same day, but there have been no confirmed sightings of them in Spain.

Officers at Lancashire Police said they were treating Gracie-May's disappearance as a missing child case and that they were desperately hunting Gibson and Rogers on suspicion of abducting her.

A spokesman for the force said: "We are treating Gracie-May as a missing child and both Kelly Gibson, 35, and Lee Rogers, 39, are now wanted on suspicion of child abduction."

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Lee Rogers was seen boarding a flight to Spain  with Kelly Gibson and their daughter Gracie May (swns)
Lee Rogers was seen boarding a flight to Spain with Kelly Gibson and their daughter Gracie May (swns)
Kelly Gibson is thought to have fled to Spain with daughter Gracie-May (swns)
Kelly Gibson is thought to have fled to Spain with daughter Gracie-May (swns)

He added: "We are working closely with our law enforcement and child protection partners in Spain in a bid to bring Gracie-May home safely.

"We are appealing to anyone who sees the family or who has information on where they may be to get in touch as a matter of urgency."

Detective Inspector Andy Ellis said: “We are growing increasingly concerned, especially for the welfare of Gracie-May and Kelly Gibson, and we would appeal to anyone who sees the three of them together or separately to get in touch urgently.

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“The last information we have is that the family landed in Alicante on Tuesday evening but as there have been no confirmed sightings since then it is possible that they have moved on.

“We appreciate that this incident may cause concern for some people but we are working closely with our partners in the Spanish Police and our overriding priority is the safe return of this young child.”

Anyone with information is urged to call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log 0621.

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