An urgent appeal has been launched for a two-year-old boy who has been missing for almost a year with his dad “devastated and “so worried” for his son’s safety.
Emmanuel Jonathan Biendarra has not been seen since his mum had him stay for the weekend and there are fears that he has been taken out of the country.
An urgent appeal, issued by the High Court of the UK, says Judge Mr Justice Peel is “very concerned” about Emmanuel’s welfare.
“Concerns for his welfare are high, and his family are missing him and wish to have him home safe and well,” said the High Court in a statement.
Under court orders, Emmanuel was living with his dad in Kent.
His mum, Kristina Nobis, was then allowed to have the tot stay with her over the weekend of November 3 and December 1, 2019.
The pair then vanished and the infant has not been seen since.
Emmanuel’s dad said: “I am devastated by Emmanuel’s sudden disappearance.
“I am so worried about his safety and urge anyone who knows anything to come forward and assist”
German national Kristina is described as a 34-year-old woman with black shoulder length hair who is approximately 1.7m tall. Emmanuel is white.
There are fears that Emmanuel may now be in Germany, Switzerland, Austria or elsewhere in central Europe.
A High Court spokesperson said: “The High Court and Mr Justice Peel are very concerned about the welfare of a missing child, Emmanuel Jonathan Biendarra,
“Mr Justice Peel requests that as a matter of urgency anybody who knows anything which can assist in locating Emmanuel should get in touch as soon as possible.
“Emmanuel is a 2-year-old white male from Kent, UK, and has been missing for almost a year.
“Emmanuel lived with his father under court orders and it was agreed that his mother, Kristina Nobis (a 34 year old female with black shoulder length hair and approximately 1.7m tall), 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.
“Concerns for his welfare are high, and his family are missing him and wish to have him home safe and well.”
It is thought that Emmanuel’s mother has links with the following locations.
In Germany she may have links to Huefingen, Weiler im Allgaeu, Lake Constance area (Bodensee region), Scheidegg, Lindenberg im Allgaeu.
In Austria she is thought to have links with Bregenz.
And in Switzerland, she may have links to Latsch and Sevgein.
The High Court spokesperson added: “The assistance of the public is now urgently requested in helping to find Emmanuel Biendarra and any information or sightings should be reported to Kent Police, Police 101 or through Crimestoppers using crime reference 46/230023/19.”