Constance Marten: CCTV footage of aristocrat and her partner on the run with new-born baby

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Handout photo issued by the Metropolitan Police of a CCTV image dated 07/01/23 of Mark Gordon and Constance Marten walking through Flower and Dean Walk near Brick Lane, east London. A £10,000 reward is being offered in the search for missing aristocrat Constance Marten, her newborn baby and her convicted sex offender partner. The couple and their baby were last seen in Newhaven, East Sussex, on January 9, but the Metropolitan Police have they believe the family are still in the UK. Issue date: Tuesday January 31, 2023.

Police have released new footage of an aristocrat, her partner and their baby who went missing six weeks ago.

Constance Marten, 35, and Mark Gordon, 48, disappeared after their car was found burning on the M61 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, on 5 January.

It is believed the baby was born in or near the vehicle a day or two earlier. Neither the baby nor Ms Marten have received any form of medical attention since.

The couple are thought to be sleeping rough and there are fears for the safety of the child.

Ms Marten is from a wealthy aristocratic family and it is thought the couple could be living off her family trust fund, paying for items in cash to avoid detection.

She is understood to have led an isolated life since meeting Mr Gordon in 2016, who spent 20 years in prison in the US for rape and battery committed when he was 14.

On Tuesday police released two new CCTV clips showing the pair in two locations in Newhaven, East Sussex, on Sunday 8 January - the last confirmed sighting of the pair.

They have avoided discovery by frequently moving around and covering their faces. Police believe they could be anywhere in the UK

Constance Marten's mother has pleaded for her daughter and grandchild to return home.

In an open letter to her daughter, Virginie de Selliers said: “You have made choices in your personal adult life which have proven to be challenging, however I respect them. I know you want to keep your precious new-born child at all costs."

In a renewed police appeal to find the couple, Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford said:  "We know they had a large amount of cash available to them.

"But we also know that with a new-born baby comes the requirement for the items that they require, and also, just day-to-day living. We know they're coming to a position where that cash will be coming to an end."

Police have offered £10,000 reward for information that leads to the missing couple and their baby.

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