Police trying to find a lacking couple and their new child youngster have stated they “do not wish to interrupt their family life” and the infant’s welfare is their “overriding concern”.
Constance Marten and Mark Gordon, together with their youngster, have been sought by officers since their automobile broke down on the M61 close to Bolton on Thursday.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) beforehand stated proof advised Ms Marten had “very recently given birth and neither her or the baby have been assessed by medical professionals”.
As they issued a contemporary attraction following sightings of the mom within the county, Essex Police insisted their efforts had been targeted on the toddler’s wellbeing.
“Clearly, the overriding concern that we share with our colleagues at Greater Manchester Police is for Mark and Constance’s newborn child,” the power’s Detective Chief Inspector Rob Huddleston stated.
“We do not wish to interrupt their family life; this search is primarily to ensure the welfare of the couple’s child.
“We are finishing up quite a lot of enquires in and round Colchester with a view to find them. We’re additionally liaising with colleagues at British Transport Police round potential onward journey from Colchester.
“I would ask the people of Colchester, and indeed wider north Essex, to please familiarise yourself with Mark and Constance’s faces and report any sightings to us immediately.”
A CCTV picture launched earlier was thought to point out Ms Marten in a purple scarf close to Harwich Port in Essex at 9am on Saturday.
Police say Ms Marten was later seen in Colchester, Essex, about an hour later – the final sighting of her.
After their automobile broke down, the household left the motorway and walked in the direction of Anchor Lane bridge, which hyperlinks the Highfield and Little Hulton areas.
Mr Gordon is described as carrying darkish clothes whereas Ms Marten, who has a southern accent, was carrying a burgundy coat. The child was swaddled.