Updated: Wednesday, 22nd January 2020 @ 3:27pm

Missing Manchester mother who abducted her sons hunted by police – two years after disappearing

Missing Manchester mother who abducted her sons hunted by police – two years after disappearing

By Dean Wilkins  

A missing Manchester mother who abducted her two children is being hunted by police, two years after they disappeared.

Greater Manchester Police are continuing to try and trace Anisa Ibrahim, 31, from Withington, and her two children, Khalid, 6, and Ahmed Abubakar, 5, after their father reported their disappearance on April 13 2010.

Detectives want Ibrahim in connection with unlawful abduction and think the three are living in a Somlian community in Canada after fleeing Manchester on April 9.

Detective Inspector Kevin Marriott, based at South Manchester CID, said: “Several charities, including Missing Children Society of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, have become heavily involved in the search for Anisa and the children, arranging for lorries that drive across the country to be branded with their photos.

“A Canadian mobile phone company are also issuing missing person leaflets to all customers with their monthly bill.”

He added: “"It is now two years since Anisa disappeared with Khalid and Ahmed, and we are continuing to do everything we can to not only try and trace them and bring them home, but also support the children’s father who is distraught by their disappearance.”

Mr Abubakar said: "I appeal to Anisa: please contact the authorities wherever you are with the children so I can be informed they are okay.”

Detective Inspector Marriott continued: “However long it takes, we will continue to investigate this abduction until we have found the two boys and know they are safe and well.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police at South Manchester CID on 0161 856 6104. Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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