ACT Policing is seeking public assistance in the search for a 36-year-old woman who has unlawful custody of her two children.
Joanne McNoe, 36, unlawfully removed her two children, eight-year-old Liam Shahriar and six-year-old Liana Shahriar, from their school in Ainslie about 2.15pm yesterday (November 16). The woman was last seen walking away from the school with the two children.
Police do have concerns for the welfare of the children and conducted extensive enquiries late yesterday, overnight and today. The trio have not yet been located and police are seeking the assistance of the public to help find them.
Ms McNoe is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of a heavy build and has shoulder-length dyed blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a white strapless full length ‘maxi’ dress which has a black pattern on it and was carrying a shoulder bag.
Liam is described as having an olive complexion, short dark coloured hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a light blue polo shirt and dark blue shorts.
Liana is described as having an olive complexion, dark coloured hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a light blue polo shirt and a dark blue tartan skirt.
Anyone who may have seen Ms McNoe, Liam and Liana is asked to contact ACT Police Operations on 131 444.
Members of the community are also reminded they can provide information anonymously by calling the Crime Stoppers hotline on 1800 333 000, or via the website, www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.