Police issue CCTV image of woman in hunt for missing couple and newborn baby - 'We know you are scared'

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they believe is Constance Marten
Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they believe is Constance Marten

Officers have released an image of a woman in a bid to find a missing couple and their baby

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Police searching for a missing couple and their newborn baby have released a CCTV image of a woman believed to be the mother.

Constance Marten and Mark Gordon along with their child went missing after their vehicle broke down near junction four of the M61 near Bolton on Thursday.

Greater Manchester Police have appealed for Ms Marten to make contact and seek medical attention.

Officers are searching for Constance Marten and Mark Gordon
Officers are searching for Constance Marten and Mark Gordon

After their car broke down, the family then walked towards Anchor Lane bridge which links the Highfield and Little Hulton areas.

The CCTV image is believed to be Ms Marten wrapped in a red scarf on Saturday at 9am outside Harwich Port in Essex.

Officers say evidence suggests Ms Marten had “very recently given birth and neither her or the baby have been assessed by medical professionals”.

Mr Gordon is described as wearing dark clothing and Ms Marten, who has a southern accent was wearing a burgundy coat.

GMP’s head of public protection, Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr, previously said: “As a mum, I would like to make a direct appeal to Constance.

“Constance, I know this is an exceptionally hard time for you and you are likely feeling scared, but I promise that our number one priority is the same as yours – to keep your beautiful newborn safe.

“As you know, it’s really important that both you and your baby are assessed by medical professionals as soon as possible, so please make contact with emergency services or make your way to your nearest hospital, wherever that may be.

The couple were last seen near junction four of the M61
The couple were last seen near junction four of the M61

“I would also like to appeal to members of the public, not just in Bolton but across Greater Manchester and beyond.

“If you have any information about this family’s whereabouts, please do nothing more than contact emergency services.

“GMP can be contacted via live chat on our website or 999. Even the most minor detail might help us keep this mum and baby safe.”

Police appealed for anyone with information to contact GMP on 999 quoting 2657 05/01/23 or via gmp.police.uk.