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Women bailed in hunt for missing mother and young sons

Two women have been bailed by police searching for a missing mother wanted on suspicion of abducting her young sons.

Samantha Baldwin, 42, from Newark, was last seen near Nottingham city centre on Monday and is believed to be with six-year-old Dylan Madge and Louis Madge, nine.

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said two women, aged 62 and 36, who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have been released on police bail.

Police launched an abduction inquiry on Wednesday after initially treating the search for Ms Baldwin and her sons as a missing persons appeal.

Officers said Ms Baldwin does not have legal custody of her sons and have stressed that the priority in the inquiry is to locate the children safe and well.

Superintendent Rich Fretwell said: "An investigation into the circumstances is well under way and we have a large amount of resources working around the clock to locate Dylan and Louis.

"We are now appealing for the return of Dylan and Louis and any information about the whereabouts of them and their mother, Samantha."

Ms Baldwin is described as 5ft 7in and of slim build with shoulder-length, highlighted blonde hair and green-blue eyes.

She was last seen wearing a red knee-length coat but may have changed her clothing.

Louis has collar-length straight fair hair, a fair complexion and blue eyes, while Dylan has collar-length straight dark brown hair, a tanned complexion and brown eyes.

Anyone with information should call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 urgently, quoting incident number 332 of March 27.

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