UPDATE (8:30am): Jake has now been found safe and well.
GARDAÍ have made an urgent appeal to the public to help trace the whereabouts of a missing toddler in Co. Wexford.
Jake Jordan, 3, is believed to have been taken by his father – 30-year-old Patrick Somers – following an incident at the child's home in Saint Mary's Villas, Bunclody overnight.
The pair were last seen leaving the property at approximately 1.15am this morning.
Officers have issued a Child Rescue Ireland Alert (CRI) as they believe there is an "immediate and serious risk to the health and welfare" of Jake.
They are urging anyone who sees a red/wine coloured Ford Focus C-Max with reg number 04 KE 5432 to get in touch immediately.
Patrick Somers is described as being well-built, approximately 6ft tall, with short brown hair (greying at the sides).
When last seen, he was wearing a Kiltealy green and white soccer jersey with the letters PS written in white on the front, dark navy jeans and brown shoes.
Jake was wearing Batman pyjamas and a light blue Nike hoody.
In a statement, Gardaí said: "Please do not approach those involved, instead immediately dial 999 or 112."
Anyone with information is urged to call 999 or 112