Na'ilah And Sulaimon Khan Found. Dad And Grandmother Charged With Child Abduction

14/08/2014 16:54 | Updated 22 May 2015

Dad and grandmother arrested for kidnap of two toddlers

A dad and grandmother have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and attempted child abduction of two toddlers who went missing on Friday.

Na'ilah Khan, two, and her 10-month-old brother Sulaimon Khan were found safe and well in a guest house near Derby last night following a police hunt when they went missing from a hotel room in Stoke-on-Trent.

Staffordshire Police said Saleem Tahir, 40, and 67-year-old Denise Smith-Sellars, both from Nottingham, are in custody and will be interviewed by detectives.

The youngsters are being supported by specially trained officers before being reunited with their family.

In a statement, the children's mother said: "Words cannot express how I felt when the police told me they had found my two babies.

"I have just been numb these last few days. It was like a part of me was missing.

"No mother should have to go through this ordeal.

"I would like to thank Staffordshire Police for their support, help and dedication in returning my children back to me."

A police spokesman said: "Staffordshire Police would like to take this opportunity to thank the public, the media and colleagues from a number of forces in the region for their assistance and support."


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