Constance Martin and Mark Gordon have been missing for two weeks with their newborn child, prompting an emotional plea from her aristocratic father.
Napier Martin, a film and music producer, urged him daughter Constance get yourself and the baby to a safe place as soon as possible.
Police are desperately trying to find a mother, her baby and Mark Gordon after their car caught fire on the M61 in Bolton, Greater Manchester, on January 5.
Mark Gordon, Ms Marten’s partner, was jailed in the late 1980s FloridaUSA, after raping and assaulting a woman when he was 14. After serving a 20-year sentence, he was deported back to the UK in 2010. it became known on Wednesday.
Despite several confirmed sightings in two towns hundreds of miles apart, the trio remain missing, with police warning they could be anywhere in the UK.
It is not yet clear how Constantia and Mark met, but their relationship began in 2016.
Who is Constance Marten?
The Independent it has emerged that Ms Marten is descended from the 3rd and last Baron Allington and once lived in the £34million Critchell country house in Dorset.
Writing on her Facebook page, the 35-year-old said she loves “naked picnics, siesta among hay bales and tractor scoops”.
Her grandparents were Toby Marten, a lieutenant commander in the Royal Navy, and his wife Mary Anne, who had close ties to the royal family, attending the Buckingham Palace cake set with Princess Margaret in her youth.
The deceased and their family lived in the huge Critchell house, which was used as a backdrop for several period dramas, including Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow – the ownership of which became the center of a famous political scandal after World War II.
A a famous archaeologist, Ms Marten was awarded the OBE in 1980 and was appointed High Sheriff of Dorset nine years later. She was also appointed a Trustee of the British Museum and traveled extensively helping her profession, making frequent trips to Iran and 30 visits to Russia.
Concerned friends talked about the firstTatler magazine’s babe of the month, who attended East 15 theater school in Essex before dropping out in 2016. The Sunday TimesA former friend said that in her youth she was a promising actress.
Constance, known to friends as ‘Toots’, is known to have studied Arabic and Middle Eastern studies at Leeds University before qualifying as an NCTJ journalist.
A friend was shocked when she dropped out, adding that she was a “very good actress” and “could go far” but had lost interest in drama. They claimed that while studying together, Constantia was in a volatile relationship with a man her classmates had never met.
Who is Mark Gordon?
Mark Gordon, 48, was born in Birmingham and grew up in Florida, where he was convicted of assaulting and raping a woman in the 1980s aged just 14. He served 20 years in prison before being deported to the UK with his mum and half-siblings. 2010. He is a registered sex offender.
Since meeting Constance in 2016, the pair have had a whirlwind relationship that has seen Constance estranged from her family. Police investigating their disappearance say they have been living in Air BnBs since September and have connections across the UK in addition to access to a “significant amount of cash”.
Police have urged anyone who saw the missing couple to come forward.
The pair took a taxi to Liverpool before catching another taxi to Harwich in Essex, arriving just after midnight on Friday January 6.
Police said they were also in Colchester before taking a taxi to East Ham station. This was the location of their last confirmed sighting on Saturday 7 January.
Now they can be anywhere in the UK and Ms Marten and Mr Gordon used scarves and hoodies to disguise themselves to avoid CVTV.
Investigators say the pair seem to know how to evade authorities, making it difficult to track them down.
More than 100 officers are involved in the investigation and have more than 223 hours of CCTV with the help of the National Crime Agency.
Detective Sergeant Basford, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is a complex investigation, officers from across Met are continuing to work around the clock to find Constance, Mark and their baby.
“There’s nothing to suggest that any of them caused harm on purpose – we just need to make sure they’re OK, especially the baby, and that they don’t need medical attention for any underlying problems.” .