Missing mother arrested over 'abduction' of two young sons after they are found in 'secluded' location

Telegraph Reporters
Samantha Baldwin went missing with her two young sons, Dylan and Louis, pictured in CCTV footage - PA

A mother has been arrested on suspicion of abducting her two young sons after police said they were found in "secluded" luxury accommodation following a tip off.

Samantha Baldwin, 40, was held after a search for Dylan Madge, six, and Louis Madge, nine, who had had been missing for more than a week.

The boys were located in Sherwood Hideaway holiday lodges, a four star luxury cabin resort, outside Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, police said.

The cabins cost more than £1,000-a-week to rent and are nestled in Sherwood Forest and come complete with hot-tubs and woodland views.

They are in the care of child care professionals, officers added on Thursday afternoon.

Louis Madge (left) and Dylan Madge Credit:  Nottinghamshire Police/PA

A large-scale search was launched after the trio went missing on Monday, March 27.

In an earlier statement on Thursday morning, Nottinghamshire Police said all three had been found and were with officers.

A police spokesman said: "Police have located Samantha Baldwin, 40, Dylan Madge, six, and Louis Madge, nine.

"They are now with officers and are safe. Thank you for your support in this matter."

Samantha Baldwin was being sought by Nottinghamshire Police

The force had been appealing for Ms Baldwin to get in touch and said on Tuesday that there had been no direct sightings of the trio since the missing persons inquiry was launched.

Police said the inquiry was focusing on Newark, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Manchester.

Two women, aged 62 and 36, who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender have been released on bail.

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