POLICE searching for a mother who went missing with her baby believe they have returned to China.

Ali Zhao, 32, and her 11-month-old baby Kiki were last seen at an address in Colehill at around 2.30pm on June 2.

Officers from Dorset Police were initially said to be “concerned” for her welfare, but yesterday a spokesperson said: “We have intelligence to suggest that she has returned to her home country.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact the force on 101 quoting incident number 02:385.