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Missing Children: Appeal To Dad And Grandma
Staffordshire police say two young children taken by their father from a hotel in Hanley may also be accompanied by their paternal grandmother.
Two-and-a-half year old Na'llah Khan and her 10-month-old brother, Sulailman Khan, were taken from the Quality Inn Hotel in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent at around 5pm on Friday.
They were in their mother's care at the time.
Police say their father, Saleem Tahir, 40, from Nottingham, was last seen with the children on Bristol Road in Selly Oak, Birmingham at about 8pm on Friday evening.
The children's grandmother, Denise Smith-Sellers, 67, also from Nottingham, is understood to be with them.
Police believe the group are still in Birmingham and would like to hear from them.
"Our priority is the safe return of the children," says Chief Inspector Jane Hewitt from Staffordshire Police.
"We believe that Saleem, Denise and the children are still in Birmingham and would urge them to contact us immediately on 101 so we can talk to them to resolve this situation."
Detectives are continuing to pursue a number of lines of inquiry including CCTV, witness interviews and some limited information from the public following yesterday's appeal.
Information has been shared across the Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and West Midlands Police social media sites.
Officers are also liaising closely with colleagues from a number of other police forces.