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Paul Britton & Liam Buckler

Police launch urgent appeal for missing pregnant woman, kids aged 2 and 3, and husband

Greater Manchester Police have issued an urgent appeal for a missing family after a heavily pregnant mum, her husband and two young children were reported all missing.

Charlene Collins, 26, who is said to be heavily pregnant, has gone missing alongside her husband, Martin Collins, 29, and their children, Martin, 3 and Kathleen, 2.

Greater Manchester police launched its appeal amid concerns for their welfare.

The family were last seen around the Rochdale Road area of north Manchester on Friday, April 22.

Greater Manchester Police have released photographs of Charlene and Martin as part of an appeal, Manchester Evening News reported.

The husband and wife speak with strong Irish accents and had only recently come to Manchester, police said.

Rochdale Road in Manchester where the missing family were last seen (Google Maps)

Police believe the family could have travelled south and are seeking the public's help to make sure they are safe, with anyone seeing them being urged to contact police.

In a Facebook post Greater Manchester Police 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, April 22, 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."

Police said the photographs released of the couple are two years old and no further details have been released.

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