Two children who were reported missing after being left alone at a house in north London have been found.

Met Police launched an appeal to find the young siblings after being "made aware" they had been left home alone.

Police said the children's mother was taken to hospital for medical treatment at around 9:45pm and had left them with an adult who was known to them. When officers went to locate the children, they were not there.

The children have now been handed to an east London police station and are currently being cared for by officers.

A Met Police spokesperson said: "Police are pleased to report that two young children from Haringey whose whereabouts were unknown have now been located.

"At approximately 21:45hrs on Monday, 18 December, the children's mother was taken to hospital for medical treatment.

"Police became aware that she had two young children and immediately made enquiries to locate them at her home address. Officers visited the address but there was no trace of Tiffarah Paul-Wright, two, and four-year-old Aiale.

"Officers believed that the children were in the care of an adult, who was known to the children, and attempts were made to trace them.

"Shortly after 12:00hrs on Tuesday, 19 December, the children were taken to an east London police station and are currently being cared for by officers.

"Enquiries are ongoing. There have been no arrests."