British mum disappears with two daughters in Portugal's Algarve

Christine Davies and her baby girls have not been seen for ten days

Sailboats on the Coast of Albufera, Algarve, Portugal

Police are searching for a 28-year-old British mother and her two baby daughters who have not been seen for ten days after disappearing from the Algarve.

Christine Davies vanished from her apartment in the popular Portuguese holiday destination with eight-month-old Ruby Rodwell and 18-month-old Lily Rodwell.

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Their father Aaron Rodwell, 29, says he was running errands on April 4 when his family disappeared.

According to The Guardian, more than 5,000 euros in savings was also missing and only the children's toys were left behind.

Mr Rodwell said: "I'm pretty certain she is being sheltered by people in the community. Somebody has helped her without having any background information on our relationship."

Rodwell and Davies, from Merseyside, moved to Boliqueime a year ago.

According to The Portugal News, Mr Rodwell was told that Ms Davies was driven off from their apartment by a male companion in a white Portuguese rental car.

His mother says she has received an email from Davies "to say she is alive".

He added: "It feels to me like she's here and she's being kept by someone else. She's being helped."