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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Abigail Nicholson

Hunt for pregnant woman, husband, and two kids as they vanish

Police are hunting for a pregnant woman, her husband, and their two children after they were reported missing.

Charlene Collins, 26, Martin Collins, 29, and their two children Martin, aged three, and Kathleen, two, were reported missing. The family was last seen around the Rochdale Road area of Manchester on April 22.

Charlene is heavily pregnant and Greater Manchester Police have said there are concerns for their welfare. Police are asking anybody who has seen the family or knows where they are to contact them immediately.

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Police said they speak with strong Irish accents and had only recently come to Manchester. The force added the family could have travelled south and have links to Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Suffolk.

In a Facebook post, GMP Manchester North said: "Missing appeal for the Collins family. Charlene Collins 26 years and Martin Collins 29 years and their children – Martin aged three and Kathleen aged two years have been reported missing.

"They were last seen around the Rochdale Road area of Manchester, M9 on Friday 22nd April 2022. Charlene is heavily pregnant and there are concerns for their welfare. Police are asking if you have seen or come into contact with this family that you notify the police."

"They speak with strong Irish accents, and possibly could have left the Manchester area. They are originally from Ireland and have recently come to Manchester but may have left the area and could have travelled down south. They have connections to Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Suffolk and now the North West.

"If you have any information please call PC Helen McNeill on 07584 224 903 or PC Dave Frame on 07393781595. Alternatively call the Sgt's desk on 0161 856 4024. Log 2103 -25042022 refers."

The force said the photographs released are two years old. No further details were released.

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