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Constance Marten: Police say lacking aristocrat, companion and child sleeping in a tent in -3C


Etectives issued an pressing enchantment to search out an aristocrat’s new child who they consider has been sleeping in a tent in sub-zero temperatures.

Constance Marten, 35, has been residing off-grid since fleeing greater than two weeks in the past with the day-old child and companion Mark Gordon, 48, who served 20 years in a US jail for rape and battery.

Officers worry for the toddler’s security in -3C and with them having acquired no medical consideration because the start in early January.


Police have established that they went to Argos on Whitechapel Highway, in east London, at 6.19pm on Saturday, January 7 to purchase tenting gear.

Gordon went inside the shop alone and purchased two massive luggage full of things, paying in money, together with a blue two-man tent, two sleeping luggage and two pillows. He left the shop round 20 minutes later.

He and Ms Marten then spent barely greater than three hours strolling across the Whitechapel Highway space. They tried to flag down three black cabs, however have been refused.

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The couple then left the world on foot and have been final seen strolling alongside Brick Lane, in the direction of Bethnal Inexperienced Highway, at about 10pm. Gordon is commonly seen strolling alone forward of Ms Marten and the newborn.

The Metropolitan Police stated that is the final official sighting of the household.

The couple have been final seen strolling alongside Brick Lane, in the direction of Bethnal Inexperienced Highway.

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Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford, who’s main the investigation, stated: “We’re extraordinarily involved {that a} new child child – lower than every week outdated on the time on 7 January – has been uncovered to sub-freezing chilly temperatures if Mark and Constance have been tenting out someplace as our proof suggests.

“No youngster, particularly a tiny, new child child, ought to be compelled to endure such harmful, probably life-threatening, situations.

“For this reason it’s completely important that anybody with details about their whereabouts contacts us as a matter of urgency – whether or not it’s with a latest or older sighting. Each piece of data is essential to enabling us to search out the newborn and ensure it’s okay.

Constance Marten’s boyfriend Mark Gordon with Argos luggage

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“My officers will proceed working tirelessly behind the scenes to piece collectively the household’s actions and present whereabouts. It may very well be that they’re making an attempt to mix in with homeless communities, both right here in London or additional afield, or they may very well be tenting in additional rural or wooded areas.

“They may very well be completely wherever within the nation. Please hold your eyes peeled, particularly when you are out and about in waste floor or magnificence spots, or whilst you’re strolling the canine, and report any info, regardless of how insignificant you assume it’s, to us.”

Gordon’s conviction pertains to a Florida assault on a lady in her early 20s when he was 14.

Police have issued a collection of appeals after the couple’s automotive burst into flames on the M61 close to Bolton on January 5 as they traveled to Liverpool, Harwich in Essex and Colchester.

They have been seen at East Ham Station in Newham between 11.45am and 12:30pm on January 7.

Ms Marten’s father Napier Marten, a former web page to the late Queen whose grandfather was the third Baron Alington, made an emotional enchantment for her secure return final week.

She grew up at Crichel Home, a Dorset property and her grandmother was a playmate of Princess Margaret.

Constance Marten, her convicted intercourse offender boyfriend Mark Gordon and the newborn in Brick Lane, east London

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Ms Marten was a promising drama pupil till she met Gordon in 2016. Since then the couple have led an remoted life reduce off from household and associates.

From round September final 12 months they started residing in a collection of AirBnBs across the nation on brief lets and amassed a major about of money to allow them to stay off-grid and keep away from the eye of the authorities.

Since vanishing, each time they’ve been seen on CCTV their faces are coated and the newborn is hidden from view, though taxi drivers utilized by the couple heard noises from a child.

Anybody who has info on the household’s whereabouts ought to name the incident room on 020 7175 0785.

Alternatively, info might be reported 100 per cent anonymously to the impartial charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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