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URGENT APPEAL: Have you seen Maya and Fitia?

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Image captionImage 1: Pictured from left to right - Fitia and Maya who have been missing since May 2019

The High Court has considered (25 February) the case of two children – Maya (aged 11) and Fitia (aged nine) – who have now been missing since May 2019.

Until May 2019, both girls were living with their mother in west London. Maya was attending school and the girls were each registered with a GP.

The girls have family members in the UK, France, Madagascar and Algeria.

The judge, Mrs Justice Judd, said that she is ‘gravely concerned’ for the welfare of these children, given that they have been missing for so long.

Where are Maya and Fitia?

The children were spoken to by a social worker via Skype in November 2019 and appeared to be well. However, the court remains unclear as to the children’s whereabouts and the identity of the person caring for them. They have been reported missing to the Metropolitan Police.

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Image caption: Image 2: Pictured is the adult who is said to have been caring for Fitia and Maya

While enquiries continue overseas – in particular in Madagascar – it is felt that the girls could be in the UK, possibly in or around London.

Maya’s father is extremely concerned for her.

The children have their own independent solicitor and children’s guardian and both professionals are keen to speak to the children and ascertain their wishes and feelings for the future.

The girls may be using different names - and one (or both) of them may be using the surname Razakarisoa.

The adult (pictured) is said to have been caring for the children. Anyone with information regarding her identity is invited to come forward.

Have you seen Maya and Fitia?

Any member of the public with any information which might help to find Maya and Fitia is asked to contact the Metropolitan Police on 07785 716 900.