Police offer £10,000 reward in hunt for missing aristocrat Constance Marten and her sex offender partner Mark Gordon

A reward of £10,000 is offered in the search for the aristocrat Constance Martenwho disappeared nearly a month ago with her newborn baby and sex offender partner.

The 35-year-old, who comes from a wealthy family with links to the Royal Family, was last seen in East Sussex on Sunday January 8.

Ms Marten and her partner, Mark Gordon, 48, who served 20 years in prison in the United States for rape and grievous bodily harm for assaulting a woman when she was 14, disappeared with their newborn baby in the beginning of the year.

The police said they believe the family is sleeping on the street after they were spotted shopping for camping gear on January 7 in east London.

On Tuesday, the Metropolitan Police announced they would award £10,000 to anyone who provides information leading to the family’s tracing, adding: ‘Finding the baby is our top priority’.

Police released a photo of missing Constance Marten earlier this month (Picture: Greater Manchester Police/PA)

Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford, who is leading the investigation, said: ‘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. temperatures, for almost a month now.

“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.”

Safer Missing persons

Police have provided new information about the family’s latest sighting in Newhaven, East Sussex on Sunday January 8.

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 and instead stayed somewhere in the UK.

Calling on anyone with information to come forward, DS Basford said: ‘It doesn’t matter why you didn’t speak to us sooner, what matters is doing the right thing now for the good of one. vulnerable newborn.

“Perhaps you have seen them wandering the streets? Maybe they asked you for directions? Maybe they got into your taxi or entered your establishment to buy food and drink? Please contact us with all the information you have, as every information we receive will help us find them.

“I want to emphasize that if you have taken money to provide a service to the family, whether it is to provide them with a lift, housing or whatever, you have no problem, we just need to hear from you.”

Ms Marten and Gordon began moving to different Airbnb rentals in September last year, which police say could have concealed Ms Marten’s pregnancy.

The police search for the family began 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.

They have since been seen in east London, before moving to north London and then Newhaven.

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