A six-year-old girl has been returned home, but police have concerns for the welfare of another believed to be travelling with a woman in the western Bay of Plenty.
Lisa Tracey Mills, 47, is believed to driving a white 2010 Mercedes Benz GL SUV, number plate FQS965, in the western Bay of Plenty area, perhaps near Waihi.
A six-year-old is believed to be with her, and police have concerns for her safety. A second six-year-old girl, who was earlier also with Ms Mills, had been returned home, a police spokeswoman said.
They want to speak with Ms Mills urgently, and have released a picture of a car similar to the one Ms Mills is driving.
A car similar to one police suspect Lisa Mills is driving (supplied)
Police declined to say what relationship the children had with Ms Mills.
Anyone with information on her wheareabouts is urged to contact Tauranga police on (07) 577 4300 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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