Appeal for abducted daughter

A mother has launched a worldwide appeal to help find her five-year-old daughter who was snatched by her father in Egypt. Naomi Button has not seen or heard from Elsa Salama since 2011.

View all 4 updates ›

Elsa Salama's mother: 'I worry that she's crying for me'

Naomi Button has launched an international appeal to help find her five-year-old daughter, Elsa Salama, who was snatched by her father in Egypt.

Elsa's father, Egyptian-born Tamer Salama, 35, is currently in prison for refusing to comply with court orders to return her to her mother.

In an interview with Sky News, Ms Button said:

I worry that she's crying for me. I wonder that she thinks I just left her.

I don't know what she's been told. I don't know if she thinks I don't want her and I just left here in Egypt.

Please just let her come home to her mummy. She found it very difficult being away from me for any length of time.

I know that she wants to be back home with mummy and I hope that they do the right thing.

More top news