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Hong Kong police appeal for help in search for missing Tunisian toddler and mother

Pair were last seen at their Ya Ma Tei guest house on Sunday night

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, 2:23pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 21 November, 2017, 2:23pm

Police were searching for a Tunisian toddler and her mother, 26, on Tuesday after the pair went missing in Hong Kong.

The one-year-old girl and her mother were last seen in their room at a guest house on Ning Po Street, Yau Ma Tei at 11.30pm on Sunday.

Hong Kong police launched the search after the girl’s father, 32, a Tunisian passport holder, reported their disappearance at about 5am on Monday. Patrolling officers have been alerted to look out for the toddler and her mother, who hold Tunisian and Indonesian passports respectively.

The family of three arrived in the city in May for a sightseeing trip, according to a police source. One of them lost their passport, and the family was allowed to stay in the city while the application for a new one was processed.

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The woman is 1.65 metres tall and thinly built, with short black hair. She was last seen wearing a red short-sleeved shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

The girl was last seen wearing a dark blue top, dark trousers and dark shoes.

On Tuesday morning, police issued a photograph of the pair and made a public appeal for help in the search. Anyone with information can contact officers at 3661 9275 or 3661 9576, or notify any police station.