Remains of baby found in search for missing newborn of aristocrat and partner
The body of a baby has been found amid an urgent hunt for Constance Marten and Mark Gordon’s child.
An investigation was launched when the couple vanished on January 5, after their child was born in a car in Bolton.
Their vehicle was found abandoned and on fire at the edge of the M61.
The pair managed to evade police for 54 days, paying for everything in cash and covering their faces when on CCTV.
It’s believed they were living rough in a tent amid cold temperatures, and they were spotted in Liverpool, Essex, south London and East Sussex.
Police became increasingly concerned as they believe the child hasn’t received medical attention since their birth.
Marten and Gordon were finally located in Brighton on February 27 after a tip-off from a member of the public.
Their baby was not with them and they were arrested on suspicion of child neglect.
Immediately after, around two hundred officers launched an urgent hunt covering some 90 square miles to find the child.
Metropolitan and Sussex police used helicopters, sniffer dogs, thermal imaging cameras and drones, and worked through the night.
The following day, the parents were further arrested on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter.
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