Missing aristocrat, newborn and boyfriend last seen in Newhaven

An aristocrat who disappeared weeks ago with her newborn baby and sex offender partner was last seen in Sussex, police have confirmed.

Constance Marten, who comes from a wealthy family with royal ties, has lived an isolated life with boyfriend Mark Gordon, 48, since they met in 2016.

Today the Metropolitan Police revealed details of the last sighting of the 36-year-old woman and her family in Newhaven on Sunday January 8.

The force also announced a £10,000 reward in the hunt for the missing trio.

The Argus: File photo released by Greater Manchester Police of Constance Marten who, along with Mark Gordon, disappeared with their newborn babyFile photo released by Greater Manchester Police of Constance Marten who, along with Mark Gordon, disappeared with their newborn baby (Picture: PA)

The couple and their newborn baby went missing in early January and neither has received medical treatment since.

The family slept rough in freezing temperatures as they tried to avoid being found.

Investigators say they took a taxi from Haringey in north London shortly before 1.30am and were dropped off at the harbor entrance at 4.56am.

Police do not believe they took a ferry from Newhaven and instead stayed somewhere in the UK.

The baby was alive but detectives are concerned for his well-being.

“We continue to be extremely concerned for the health and well-being of the newborn baby, who has not received any medical attention and has been on the move, and possibly exposed to sub-zero temperatures, for nearly 10 years. ‘a month now,’ Detective Superintendent Lewis said. Basford, who is leading the investigation.

“We are also concerned for the well-being of Constance and Mark, as our investigations suggest they were constantly on the move and awake for at least a few days – which must be particularly exhausting for someone who recently gave birth without care. medical.

“Finding the baby is our top priority and we are now offering a £10,000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to their whereabouts. Perhaps you have already been hesitant to present us with key information for us for whatever reason help find the family.

“No matter why you didn’t speak to us sooner, what matters is doing the right thing now for the sake of a vulnerable newborn.”

In September last year, the couple began moving to different Airbnb rentals in what may have been an attempt to hide Miss Marten’s pregnancy.

The police search for the family was sparked when officers were called to a burning car on the M61 in Bolton, Greater Manchester on January 5.

It emerged the couple had abandoned the car when it broke down and took a taxi to Liverpool, and from there to Harwich in Essex.

The Argus: CCTV image of Mark Gordon and Constance Marten in Newhaven on January 8CCTV image of Mark Gordon and Constance Marten in Newhaven on January 8 (Picture: PA)

They have since been seen in East London, before moving to North London and then Newhaven.

In east London, they bought camping gear and had a pram, but dumped the buggy at Flower and Dean Walk near Brick Lane shortly before midnight on Saturday January 7.

Mr Basford added: ‘We have no evidence to suggest they boarded a ferry in Newhaven, and we still strongly believe they remain here in the UK – although they may be n anywhere. Our inquiries also establish that the baby was alive and with them when they took the taxi to Newhaven.

“We know they were still in possession of camping gear on Sunday January 8th so I would encourage people to stay alert and watch for a blue tent.

“Please keep your eyes peeled, especially when walking through wastelands or beauty spots, or when walking the dog, and report any information to us.”

Anyone with information about the family’s whereabouts can call the police on 020 7175 0785 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

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