Police search continues for woman suspected of abducting her two young sons

Samantha Baldwin
Samantha Baldwin

A police search is continuing in the UK today for a woman suspected of abducting her two young sons.

Samantha Baldwin was last seen on Monday near Nottingham city centre.

She is believed to be with six-year-old Dylan Madge and Louis Madge, aged nine.

Police issued a missing person appeal on Tuesday, and a day later said they are treating the disappearance as an abduction.

On Monday, Nottingham Family Court ordered the two boys be removed from the care of their mother.

In a highly unusual move, the court has now issued a statement in which it said: "It is assumed that she has abducted Louis and Dylan. The children have now been made wards of court.

"Miss Baldwin is considered to pose a risk of harm to the children."

Nottinghamshire Police have said Ms Baldwin could be "harboured by someone", may have used a different name or changed her or the boys' appearance.

They have urged bed and breakfast operators and hotel and guest house owners and staff to check their registers.