Police have launched a search for a mother and her three children missing since they left their home on a Kwai Hing public housing estate on Wednesday.
The 29-year-old mother, Inderjeet Kaur, her two sons aged eight and six and three-year-old daughter left their residence on the Shek Lei Estate that afternoon and have not been seen since.
Kaur's husband reported them missing to the police that day, and yesterday the force issued a missing persons appeal, seeking information from the public about the family.
It is not known where the woman and her three children were going when they left home on Wednesday.
The family is ethnically Indian, but Kaur and her children, all permanent residents, speak some Cantonese.
Kaur is about 1.8 metres tall and weighs 63 kilograms. She is of thin build with a round face. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, pink trousers and black slippers.
Kaur's older son, Rohitpreet Rayan, is around 1.4 metres tall and weight around 25 kilograms; the other boy, Rahulpreet Raymond stands 1.3 metres tall and weighs 22 kilograms; her three-year-old daughter, Saiman Kaur, is 1.2 metres tall and weighs 15 kilograms.
Police urged anyone who has any information about the whereabouts of Kaur or any of her children to contact the force's New Territories South regional missing persons unit on 3661 1171, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any police station.
Last year, 5,588 people were reported to the police as missing, of whom 5,167 were found, according to police records.