Missing Tauranga mother and baby found

A Tauranga woman and her newborn baby reported missing earlier this week, have been found.

Police issued a plea via media and Facebook on Tuesday in the hopes of finding Lauren Hamilton.

“The 34-year-old recently gave birth and is believed to have her newborn baby with her.

Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of Lauren and her baby,” police said in a statement released on Tuesday.

Police have since taken to the Bay of Plenty and Taupo Police Facebook page to says both mum and baby have been found.

“Thank you to all those people who contacted us about Lauren Hamilton and baby. They have been located.”

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