High Court judge issues urgent appeal to find two-year-old boy who went missing after staying with his German mother amid fears he may have been taken out of the UK
A High Court judge has today issued an urgent appeal for help finding a two-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly a year.
Mr Justice Peel said he was 'very concerned' about Emmanuel Biendarra, who is thought to have been taken abroad by his 34-year-old mother, Kristina Nobis.
She is said to have links to areas of Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Emmanuel's parents are separated and he was living with his father in Kent when he disappeared nearly 11 months ago.
Emmanuel's father, who was not named, said he was 'devastated', and added: 'I am so worried about his safety and urge anyone who knows anything to come forward and assist.'
The judge, based in the Family Division of the High Court in London, has overseen private hearings centred on Emmanuel.
He has ruled that Emmanuel can be identified in media reports and has called on anyone with information to contact police.
Detail of the case was outlined in a press release, authorised by the judge, and issued through the Judicial Press Office.
'The High Court and Mr Justice Peel are very concerned,' it said.
'Emmanuel lived with his father under court orders and it was agreed that his mother, Kristina Nobis, a German national, could have him to stay on the weekend of 30 November and 1 December 2019.
'At the end of the weekend, Emmanuel's mother did not return him and he has not been seen since.
'It is believed that Emmanuel may now be with his mother in Germany, Switzerland, Austria or other parts of central Europe.'
According to the court, Emmanuel's mother is thought to have links to Huefingen, Weiler im Allgaeu, the Lake Constance area, Scheidegg, and Lindenberg im Allgaeu, in Germany; Bregenz, in Austria; and Latsch and Sevgein in Switzerland.
根据法院的说法，伊曼纽尔的母亲被认为与德国的Huefingen，Weiler im Allgaeu，Constance湖地区，Scheidesg，Lindenberg im Allgaeu，奥地利的Bregenz，以及瑞士的Latsch和Sevgein有联系。
Anyone with information should call Kent Police, 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, using the crime reference number 46/230023/19, or make a report online at kent.police.uk