The police believe a mother of four and her children from London may have travelled to Syria.
Zahera Tariq, 33, was last seen at her home address in Walthamstow Tuesday at 8am and is believed to have left the country later that day via London City Airport with her four children on a flight to Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has not been seen or heard from since.
Officers and family members are concerned that Tariq may be considering travelling to Syria with her three sons and daughter.
Detectives have released two CCTV images of the woman with her children at the airport before they travelled to Amsterdam on Tuesday.
Commander Richard Walton, from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command said:
“We’re concerned about Zahera and her four children and we’re doing all we can to work with our partners and colleagues both here and abroad to try and locate them and make sure they are all safe and well.
“Whilst we do have some concerns that Zahera may be thinking of travelling to Syria, there is no current information to suggest that she’s already travelled there. Her family are extremely worried about her and her three sons and daughter and we would urge anybody with information to contact us as soon as possible.”
Zahera is described as an Asian woman of medium build, approximately 5ft 3ins tall, with long black hair.
Her oldest son, Muhammad is 12 years old and is said to be of medium build, approximately 5ft tall and has medium-length black hair.
Her second son, Amaar, is 11 years old, with a skinny build and medium-length black hair
Her daughter, Safiyyah, is nine years old, of skinny build and has long black hair.
Her youngest son, Aadid, is four years old and has black hair.
Anyone with information regarding Zahera and her children’s whereabouts should call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.
Anyone who is concerned that a family member may be contemplating travelling to Syria should contact police and partners so that we can intervene and help or visit the Prevent Tragedies website where they can find advice and information at www.preventtragedies.co.uk.