- John Patterson, 46, is alleged to have taken his three-year-old girls from Metz
- Twins Ava and Mia Patterson are claimed to have vanished after a custody battle
- The French police is investigating the case with an appeal shared on Facebook
Police have launched a hunt for British father suspected of abducting his twin daughters from their home in France.
John Patterson, 46, is alleged to have taken three-year-old Ava and Mia Patterson from a property in Metz after losing a custody battle with his wife.
Adam Pietrasiewicz, the children’s grandfather, posted pictures of them on Facebook claiming they had been ‘unlawfully taken’.
‘The French police is investigating the case but our goal is to reach ordinary people everywhere to help getting a locate on them,’ he said.
Three-year-old twins Ava and Mia Patterson are alleged to have been taken from a property in Metz after their father lost a custody battle with his wife
It is alleged that John Patterson (pictured), 46, failed to bring the children home last year
‘So please share and keep and eye open. They can be everywhere.’
Alexsandra Pietrasiewicz, Patterson’s wife, said her husband had a right to see the girls on alternate weekends but alleged that he had not brought them back after one such visit.
She claimed Patterson had failed to bring the girls back or take them to school, and there had been no trace of his car or phone ever since.
There was a danger that Patterson would have taken the children to Britain as they had dual nationality, she said.
Police believe Patterson may have fled from France into neighbouring Luxembourg, The Sun on Sunday reports.
The couple previously lived in Warwick in the UK, according to the Facebook page.
Patterson’s wife claimed he had failed to bring the girls (pictured) back or take them to school, and there had been no trace of his car or phone ever since