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Distraught mum-of-3 in plea to find her children ‘taken abroad by ex-husband’

An urgent search has been launched to trace the three children (Picture: Dawn Daley/SWNS)

Three children have allegedly been ‘kidnapped’ and taken to Tunisia, their mother claims.

Dawn Daley, 43, has urgently contacted police and has been left ‘distraught’ by the ordeal.

She says her ex-husband, Fares Aljehani, told her he was taking their children to Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire for a holiday.

But he then allegedly flew out of the UK to Tunisia with the three children and his new wife, Samiyah, who is said to be in her twenties.

‘I feel like there’s nothing worth living for without them,’ said Dawn.

‘He’s broken my family in half.’

The 43-year-old said she last heard from her three kids – Khalid, eight, Aasiyah, six and Maimunah, four – more than two weeks ago after dropping them off with their dad.

But she was left in a state of ‘panic’ after he failed to respond to her messages and appeared to have left his home when she went to pick up her kids ten days later.

Dawn later spoke to a colleague of Aljehani who said he had quit his job a day earlier to move abroad.

The terrified mum said she was later told by Greater Manchester Police that they’d released a warrant for Fares and Samiyah Aljehani on charges of ‘abduction’.

She said: ‘The police have said they’ve tracked them so far to Tunisia. All five of them boarded the plane.

‘Fares is a Libyan national, and I’ve been to Libya and Tunisia in the past, and from Tunisia, it’s only a few hours’ drive to Libya, so when they said that, I just knew that they were there.

‘They’ve now put warrants out for the two for abduction, with high-risk missing person’s tags put on the children. They’ve advised that names have been put up at airports.’

Dawn Daley drove to her ex-husband’s job to find out he had quit (Credits: Dawn Daley/SWNS)

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