UPDATE: Two children missing from Sydney’s east this morning, have been located safe and well.

About 9am, members of the public recognised the man and two children from media reports and contacted Triple Zero after seeing them walking towards Panania Railway Station.

Officers from Bankstown Police Area Command attended and located the trio.

The man has been taken to hospital for assessment and the children will be reunited with family.

Police thanked the media and the community for their assistance.

EARLIER: An amber alert has been issued by NSW Police for two children believed to have been taken by their father.

About 2.30am on Thursday, Bowie and Basten Dowlut, aged 4 and 10 respectively, were at home in Sydney’s eastern suburb of Darling Point with their parents.

According to police, their father Dennis Dowlut packed a SsangYong SUV with registration plates DLF-43A and expressed an intention to take them to Melbourne.

Their mother was forced from the car about 3am in Alexandria and notified police.

Dennis is described as being of Mauritian background with an olive complexion, about 180cm tall, of slim build, and balding.

He was last seen wearing black pants, a white t-shirt, khaki puffer jacket, and a red beanie.

Four-year-old Bowie is described as having an olive complexion, long brown hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen wearing white pyjamas with pink unicorn symbols.

Four-year-old Bowie.
Four-year-old Bowie. Credit: NSW Police

Ten-year-old Basten is described as having an olive complexion, short brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing white pyjama pants, a white t-shirt, and black puffer jacket.

Ten-year-old Basten.
Ten-year-old Basten. Credit: NSW Police

Police say there are “extreme concerns” for the welfare of the children.

They are asking the public to be on alert, not approach but report any sightings of this man, or vehicle to triple-0 (000).

NSW Police issue amber alert for Sydney children believed to have been taken from their Darling Point home
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