5:24 am, Tue 22 Oct 2013
The mother of two young children taken from a hotel has spoken of her relief after they were found safe and well.
Words cannot express how I felt when the police told me they had found my two babies.
I have just been numb these last few days. It was like a part of me was missing. No mother should have to go through this ordeal.
I would like to thank Staffordshire Police for their support, help and dedication in returning my children back to me.
11:06 pm, Mon 21 Oct 2013
A father and grandmother to two young children have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and attempted child abduction.
Police had appealed for information after two-year-old Na'llah Khan and her 10-month-old brother Sulailman Khan were taken from a hotel room in Stoke-on-Trent on Friday.
But the children were found safe and well in a guest house near Derby town centre at around 7pm today.
Their mother and wider family have been informed and the youngsters are being supported by specially trained officers before being re-united, police in Staffordshire said.
The children's father, Saleem Tahir, 40, and 67-year-old grandmother, Denise Smith-Sellars, both from Nottingham have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and attempted child abduction.
The pair have been taken into custody where they will be interviewed by detectives.
5:53 pm, Sun 20 Oct 2013
Two young children snatched by their father are believed to be hiding out in Birmingham, police have told
Na'llah Khan, two, and her 10-month-old brother Sulailman were last seen with their father Saleem Tahir and grandmother Denise Smith-Sellers on Bristol Road in Selly Oak, Birmingham.
Chief Inspector Jane Hewitt, from Staffordshire Police, said officers believe they have not left the city.
She urged anyone else with any information on the family's whereabouts to call police on 0300 123 4455.
Read: Pictures of missing children and father released
4:14 pm, Sun 20 Oct 2013
A handout photo of Denise Smith-Sellers.
Credit: Nottinghamshire Police/PA Wire
Police have issued a photo of the grandmother who they believe may have the two children who were snatched from a hotel in Stoke-on-Trent by their father.
Denise Smith-Sellers, 67, was seen with Saleem Tahir, 40, in Birmingham at about 8pm, on Friday, around three hours after he abducted two-year-old Na'llah Khan and her little brother, 10-month-old Sulailman Khan.
Anyone who knows the children's whereabouts has been urged to call 0300 123 4455