POLICE are believed to have made contact with missing mother Danielle Wright who disappeared a week ago.
It is understood that officers from the force have managed to speak to the 22-year-old, who went missing with her two young children, but have yet to actually locate her.
Miss Wright disappeared from her home on Tyneside a week ago, which was when she last spoke to her family.
The mother-of-two, from Benwell, Newcastle, vanished with her daughters, aged one and five, and it is believed that she hadn’t made contact with anyone until yesterday.
Police initially believed she may have still been in the Newcastle area and said that she has links with both the east and west end of the city but it is not known at this stage where she was when police made contact with her.
Neighbours of Miss Wright, who lived on Canning Street, in Benwell, said they had not seen the young mother for a while.
Before yesterday’s development, fear was growing in the community both for the wellbeing of the family. One female resident said: “It’s a young woman who lives there. I don’t know her or see her very often, but I know she has a child who’s about four or five.
“We smile and say ‘hello’ if we see her, but we don’t know her by name or to talk to.
“I haven’t seen her for a few weeks, but I have heard the odd noise coming from the house ... she has one of the upstairs flats.
“I haven’t heard anything this past week, though. I hope she’s OK and they find her.
“It can be tough for young mums and families living around here.”
Another neighbour, a 19-year-old man who did not wish to be named, said: “It’s not a street where everyone knows everyone.
“People don’t really speak to each other very much, and there’s always people moving on to the street and moving away.
“I’ve seen the woman that lives there, she can’t be much older than 20, and I know she has kids.”
Inquiries by Northumbria Police with regard to the family are still ongoing. Anyone with any information on Miss Wright, is asked to call police on 101 ext 69191.