Kidnapped Toddler FOUND after thief jumps into dad’s car and drives off in east London

Police are urgently appealing for help tracing a two-year-old girl who was in a car when it was stolen in Newham, east London.

This is a breaking story and will be updated when more information comes to light.

update: The toddler, called Maria, was in the black Audi A5, when her dad met with an unknown man at an address in Newham, east London, with the view of selling the vehicle.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “The car, a black Audi A5, registration number FY58UAZ was later found abandoned nearby in Hathaway Crescent, E12 without the child inside.

“The man who took the car is described as an Asian man of slim build, dressed in black clothing.”