UPDATE @ 8.45 AM | Two children who were subject to an amber alert in Sydney this morning have been found safe and well.
Police said members of the public recognised the man and two children from media reports and contacted Triple Zero after seeing them walking towards Panania Railway Station around 9am.
Officers then rushed to the scene and located the trio.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
“The man has been taken to hospital for assessment and the children will be reunited with family,” NSW Police
“Police would like to thank the media and the community for their assistance.”
Please note: All identifying details have since been removed from this article.
EARLIER @ 6.00 AM | Police are appealing for urgent help to find two children missing from Sydney’s east this morning.
Just before 2.30am, the young children were at a home in Darling Point with their parents.
Police said that despite strong protestations from the children’s mother, their father “packed the family into an SUV, expressing an intention to travel to Melbourne”.
About 3am, their mother was forced out of the vehicle at Alexandria and she contacted police.
Police said there are “extreme concerns” for the safety of the children, with detectives asking the public to be on alert and to contact triple zero immediately if they are sighted.
You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.