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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Paul Britton

Urgent appeal as heavily pregnant mum, husband and their two children, aged three and two, all go missing

Police have issued an urgent appeal after a heavily pregnant mum, her husband and their two young children, aged three and two, were all reported missing. Greater Manchester Police said they have concerns over their welfare.

Charlene Collins is 26 and said by the force to be heavily pregnant. Her husband Martin Collins, 29, and their children - named by police as Martin aged 3 and two-year-old Kathleen, have all been reported as missing, GMP added.

They were last seen around the Rochdale Road area of north Manchester on Friday, April 22. Details have only just been revealed by GMP, who have shared photographs of Charlene and Martin as part of an appeal.

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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. Police are now asking for the public's help to make sure they are safe. Anyone seeing them is urged to contact police.

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 3 and Kathleen aged 2 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 have been released.

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