An appeal has been made by Northamptonshire Police and social services to find a Northampton mother and her 13-year-old son.
Pauline Watson, aged 46, and her son Moses John, have been missing from their Northampton home since May, and despite lengthy searches in the town and parts of London, they have yet to be located.
A police spokesman said neither is believed to be in any danger, however, their absence from home for such a long time is causing concern.
Moses, aged 13, is described as black, around 5ft 9ins, while his mother is also black, 5ft 7ins and of medium build.
The two have a very close relationship and are rarely seen apart.
Although the two currently live in Northampton, Pauline has links to the Croydon, Islington, Merton, Sutton, Southwark and Lambeth areas of Greater London.
Moses and his mother are the subject of Family Court proceedings.
Mr Justice Keehan has said: “It is extremely important that this child is found as soon as possible. I would urge anyone who may know the whereabouts of him or his mother to come forward to the Local Authority or the police. Equally, if anyone comes across the child on the internet they should notify the Local Authority or the police immediately.”
Either Pauline or Moses, or anyone who knows of their whereabouts, is asked to call police on 101 (or 0300 111 222 if calling from outside of Northamptonshire) or Social Services on 0300 126 1000.