Search for mother and children missing since 'violent' husband released on bail

A search is under way for a mother and her two young children who vanished on the day that her husband was released on bail accused of violence.

Sumon Costa, 36, from Forest Gate, east London, was freed at Snaresbrook Crown Court on May 3 facing a charge of wounding or inflicting grievous bodily harm on his wife Survoi.

The 25-year-old mother and her two children Scarlett, seven, and Scarleon, three, have not been seen since that day at their home in Green Street, Forest Gate.

They were reported missing two days later by social services.

Mr Costa has not been reported missing but is wanted for allegedly breaching his bail conditions.

He was charged on March 27 and was remanded in custody until May 3, when he was released.

Police are investigating whether the family have left the country to travel to France, but say there is so far no evidence to suggest that this has happened.

Officers are said to be "concerned for their safety and well-being".

Anyone with information can call police quoting reference 16MIS018583 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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