Police search for missing mother Samantha Hayes and her five-year-old son Liam in Manchester

The pair were last seen on Friday evening

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A mother and her five-year-old son have gone missing in Manchester, prompting a police appeal for information.

Samantha Hayes, 30, and her son Liam were last seen on Friday, when they are believed to have taken a taxi at 7.20pm from an address in Rusholme to an address near a Tesco superstore in Gorton, in the south east of the city.

Ms Hayes is described as having long dark hair with purple tips and could have been wearing a blue puffer jacket.

Liam has mousey-coloured hair and was last seen wearing a navy blue coat, grey school trousers, a pale blue t-shirt, a blue sweatshirt and a pair of glasses with Avengers on the side.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Pester, of Greater Manchester Police said: “We are making numerous enquiries to trace Samantha and Liam and just want to know that they are both safe.”

“I would like to stress to Samantha that she is not in any kind of trouble, but we just want her to get in touch so we know she and Liam are ok."

Anyone with information should call Longsight police station on 0161 856 6078 or call 101.