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01st Mar 2023

Search for missing baby extended to nature reserve

Kat O'Connor

The baby’s parents won’t tell police where they are.

The search for Constance Marten’s missing baby has been extended to a nature reserve.

Hundreds of officers are desperately searching for the baby who was born in January.

The infant has not received any medical treatment since they were born.

Officers are extremely concerned for the baby’s welfare. They now fear the child could be dead.

London Search and Rescue have extended its search to Moulsecoomb Wild Park.

The area is just a mile from where Constance Marten and Mark Gordon were arrested.

The pair were arrested in Brighton on February, Monday 27th.

They had been on the run for 7 weeks, but a member of the public called the police after spotting them in Brighton.

The couple was originally arrested on suspicion of child neglect.

However, they were charged on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter yesterday.

Police originally arrested the couple on suspicion of child neglect on Monday, February 27th.

They have refused to tell police where the infant is.

A police spokesperson said they’re trying to be hopeful, but said the baby

“Whilst we hold hope that the baby is still alive, we agree that the risk to the baby is extremely high.”

“More than 200 officers have been engaged in the search and officers arrived within 6 minutes after the 999 calls yesterday that led to the arrests of Constance Marten and Mark Gordon.”

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