24.01.2023 - 21:47 / dailyrecord.co.uk
Officers believe a missing aristocrat is sleeping in tent with her sex offender partner in the freezing cold with their new born baby. The police have issued a new appeal over Constance Marten and Mark Gordon who have been missing for a number of weeks.
The aristocrat mum, who is from a wealthy land-owning family with links to the Royal Family, disappeared with her baby boy and partner on January 5. Manchester Evening News reports that the pair were spotted abandoning a burning car on the hard shoulder of a motorway after it broke down in Bolton.
Metropolitan Police officers investigating their disappearance have today confirmed that they believe that Constance, Mark and their child have been 'camping out' in the extremely cold temperatures. Officials say that they are 'extremely concerned' for the baby, who is not believed to have been seen by a doctor since being born, along with the mother.
Police state that the family were spotted in East London at 6.19pm on January 7. Gordon, who served 20 years in jail in the US after raping a woman, went into the shop alone and bought two bags full of camping items.
Officials claim he purchased a blue two-man tent, two sleeping bags and two pillows. He paid in cash and then left the shop at 6.40pm.
Police say the couple spent just over three hours walking around the Whitechapel Road area. They tried to flag down three black cabs but were refused.
They then walked away from the area, along Brick Lane towards Bethnal Green Road at around 10.01pm. This was the last time the family were officially seen.
Officials claim Mark will often walk alone ahead of Constance and the baby. Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford, who is leading the investigation, says the family may be trying to