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Concerns missing baby's father had been drinking

Lana-Mai Bates was taken from her mother's home by her father Stuart Adams Credit: West Midlands Police

Police say they're concerned for the welfare of a missing 9-week-old baby who was taken by her father after he'd been drinking.

Lana-Mai Bates was taken by Stuart Adams from a house on Prince Street in Walsall at 2:20am this morning.

Officers have carried out searches at a number of addresses but so far no trace has been found of the father and daughter.

It's thought the 30-year-old did take some bottles and baby formula, but the 9-week-old does not have clothes or other 'essential items' that a young baby needs.

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Police 'very concerned' for missing 9-week-old baby

Lana Mai Bates went missing from her mother's home in Walsall at 2:20am this morning Credit: West Midlands Police

Police say they're 'very concerned' for the welfare of a 9-week-old baby who was taken overnight from her mother's home in Walsall.

It's believed Lana Mai Bates was taken by her father Stuart Adams from Prince Street, Pleck at 2:20am.

Chief Inspector Sue Parker, from Walsall Police, is urging people with information to come forward. She said:

"We are very concerned for Lana-Mai’s welfare as she is so young and we understand her departure from the family home was not planned. "Stuart did take some formula and bottles but we are concerned that she has not got clothes and other essential items that such a young baby requires.

"We know that Stuart had been drinking earlier in the night and that also gives us cause for concern. "We urge anyone who knows of their whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible so we can reunite Lana-Mai with her concerned mother and make sure that she is safe and well."

Anyone with information should call Walsall Police by dialling 101.

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Urgent appeal to find missing baby and father

Search underway for 9-week-old Lana-Ma and her father Stuart Adams who went missing from Walsall overnight Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have launched an urgent appeal to find a 9-week-old baby who went missing with her father from Walsall this morning.

Officers were called to Prince Street in Pleck at 2:20am today by the mother after the chlld's father had visited and left with the baby.

Police are concerned for the welfare of the baby, as it's thought Stuart Adams had been drinking earlier that night.

Stuart is described as white, 5ft 7in tall, dark hair, wearing blue jeans, blue jacket, white t-shirt and white trainers.

Anyone with information should call Walsall Police by dialling 101.

Police thank public in search for missing baby

Stacey Ball with her one-year-old baby daughter Lola Page, the day Ms Ball took her child during a supervised foster visit and disappeared Credit: West Midlands Police

Police have thanked the public for helping in the search for a missing 13-month-old baby taken during a supervised visit from a foster family in Walsall on Friday.

Lola Page was found along with her 18-year-old mother in the early hours of this morning. Stacey Ball and three other men are being held over the alleged kidnap of the child.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Markham from Force CID, said:

"We are pleased to say that Lola is now returned to a place of safety and she is doing well.“We have four people in police custody, helping us with our enquiries, regarding the child’s kidnap and they will be questioned later today.

“We want to thank the public for their assistance with this appeal. We received a number of calls from people with information, who were keen to help.”

Four arrested as missing mother & baby found

Four people have been arrested with the alleged kidnap of a baby girl in the West Midlands.

It's after police found an 18-year-old mother and her baby following their disappearance during a supervised family visit in Willenhall on Friday.

Searches have been taking place over the weekend for Stacey Ball and 13-month-old Lola Page, who is living with a foster family, The mother & child were found at an address in Gypsy Lane at 1.00am this morning.

The 18-year-old and another man were arrested, and a short time later two other men at a property in Walsall Wood were arrested by officers on suspicion of conspiracy to kidnap.

All four have been taken into police custody where they will be questioned later today.

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Police describe missing Lola Page and mother

Police have released descriptions of missing baby Lola Page and her mother after the child was taken from her foster parents.

Lola is described by police as white with short straight blonde hair and was wearing a white cardigan and blue polka dot dress when she was taken.

Her mother Stacey Ball is described as white, of thin build and was wearing a long black wig, black leggings and a black and tan patterned dress when she left with her daughter.

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Police search for mother and missing baby

Stacey Ball with her one-year-old baby daughter Lola Page, the day Ms Ball took her child during a supervised foster visit and disappeared
Stacey Ball with her one-year-old baby daughter Lola Page, the day Ms Ball took her child during a supervised foster visit and disappeared Credit: West Midlands Police handout

A mother who took her one-year-old daughter from a foster family who were caring for the child is being sought over concerns for the baby's welfare.

West Midlands Police said they were concerned for missing child Lola Page after she was taken during a supervised visit in Willenhall in the West Midlands just before 1pm yesterday.

Mother Stacey Ball, 18, of Walsall Wood, is believed to have got into a dark-coloured car with her child which was then driven off, after leaving the address.

There have no sightings of either the child or Ms Ball since the pair went missing, police said.

Walsall teenager missing from home for ten days

15-year-old Jordan Sparkes has been missing for ten days Credit: West Midlands Police

Police are appealing for help in finding a 15-year-old boy who has been missing from his home for ten days.

Jordan Sparkes was last seen at his home in Lavender Grove, Coalpool.

He is described as being white, thin, with cropped brown hair and wearing grey Adidas jogging bottoms with a red stripe down the side, a grey hooded jacket with red stripes on the sleeves and blue trainers.

Missing 12-year-old boy has been found

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GREAT NEWS - Missing Walsall boy Jaspreet Khun Khun, 12, has been found safe and well at a family address in Southampton.

Police thank those who helped them in their search:

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We'd like to thank everybody for sharing the appeal to find Jaspreet. Your response and assistance has once again been phenomenal!

Missing boy believed to have used buses

A 12-year-old boy missing from his home in Walsall is believed to have used buses in the area, and police are asking anyone who may have seen him to come forward.

Jaspreet Khun has been missing since Wednesday.

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Missing Jaspreet is believed to have used buses in the area - if you've seen him please call us immediately: http://t.co/1o6E8Yv01W

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Jaspreet Khun Khun, 12, has been missing from his home in Walsall since Wednesday. Seen him? Contact us on 101. http://t.co/IVEb9FrGWE

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