Two children missing from Sydney's south found safe and well

Luke (11) and Hayleigh Smith (12) were missing with police holding serious concerns for their welfare. Picture: NSW Police

Luke (11) and Hayleigh Smith (12) were missing with police holding serious concerns for their welfare. Picture: NSW Police

A man, a mother and her two children who were the centre of an Amber Alert have been located safe and well in regional Victoria. 

Police held serious concerns for the welfare of the two missing children who were last seen at their home in Sydney's south on Thursday.

Luke and Hayleigh Smith, aged 11 and 12 respectively, were last seen leaving a home on Willarong Road, South Caringbah at 4.30pm.

On Friday afternoon, NSW Police issued an Amber Alert for the pair, a public notification used in child abduction situations where a child might be in danger. 

"There are serious concerns for their welfare as they haven't been seen or heard from since," police said in a statement.

Police said they believed the children were travelling with their mother, Nicole Boyle, aged 36, and a man, Neville Kerslake, aged 50, in the southern part of the state.

It was also believed they may had been travelling through Canberra.

The matter is now being handled by the relevant agencies. Police thanked the public and members of the media for their assistance. 

This story first appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald website

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