Mum found after going missing with her two sons after ‘taking them to shops’ in Walthamstow

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Carter and Callum (L-R) are both missing   (Met Police)
Carter and Callum (L-R) are both missing (Met Police)

A mum has disappeared with her two sons after telling their guardian they were going to the shops.

Charlene Clayton visited Carter and Callum, both aged four, at a residential property in Acacia Road where they are cared for by a guardian on Monday afternoon.

The 35-year-old took her sons to visit a nearby shop but she didn’t return and police were called at 5.20pm.

Hours later police said they had found Charlene and her boys.

DC Amy Campion, from the local policing team in Waltham Forest, said:“We are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Charlene and her two children and we are keen to make contact with her to confirm they are all safe and well.

“Charlene was in contact with the childrens’ guardian after she left the house, but this contact has since stopped.

“I also understand this incident will cause concern within the community, however I would like to reassure the public that we do not believe there to be any wider risk.

“We are carrying out a range of enquiries but we do need to hear from anyone who has information about Charlene’s whereabouts and I’d also asks that people in the Walthamstow and Chingford areas keep an eye out for her and report any possible sightings to police by calling 999.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 999 quoting CAD 5254/12Sep.