A MAJOR search has been launched for a baby and two siblings who vanished after a High Court judge ruled they should be taken into care.
Eight-month-old Rose Paduraru is thought to be with her seven-year-old sister Oliwia Ilksa and 12-year-old brother Krzysztof Ilksa.
Alamy A high court judge has stressed the need for the children to be found urgently
The three youngsters, who are at the centre of family court proceedings, disappeared from their London home a few days ago.
Mr Justice Keehan has said he is “very seriously concerned” for the children’s welfare and made a plea for anyone with information to call police immediately.
The youngsters vanished a few days ago after another judge decided that they should be put in council care.
The judge said Rose’s mum Joanna Ilksa and dad Nelu Paduraru, who are both in their 20s, have been arrested following the children’s disappearance.
All three youngsters were living with their mother in Hillingdon – and social services staff at Hillingdon Council had responsibility for their welfare.
Mr Justice Keehan said: “I am very concerned for the welfare of these children – particularly the youngest, Rose.
“It is, in my judgment, vitally important … that they are found as soon as possible.”
He added: “I would urge anybody who has any knowledge about the whereabouts of these children to contact the police or the local authority immediately and without any delay.”
The judge is due to consider the case later in the week.
Lawyers said Rose’s mother was Polish and her father Romanian.
They said the couple were separated and Mr Paduraru lived in Greenford, west London.