Constance Marten: Aristocrat's daughter, 35, goes missing with sex offender partner and newborn baby

Constance Marten: Aristocrat's daughter, 35, goes missing with sex offender partner and newborn baby
Constance Marten and Mark Gordon have been missing since January 5 (Greater Manchester Police)

BOLTON, ENGLAND: An aristocrat has shared a heartfelt message to his estranged daughter, Constance Marten, who has not been seen for days and who reportedly disappeared on January 5 along with her convicted rapist partner, Mark Gordon, and their newborn baby

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Gordon had reportedly spent two decades in a US jail for sexually assaulting a woman as a teenager. In 2010, he came back to the UK, and now since he has been missing with Constance and their child, Napier Marten is getting desperate to find his daughter. He told The Independent, “I want you to understand that you are much much loved whatever the circumstances. We are deeply concerned for your and your baby’s welfare.” Napier Marten is an aristocratic film and music producer with links to the royal family. Constance grew up in the Dorset estate of Crichel House and her grandmother was a playmate to Princess Margaret and her father was once a page to Queen Elizabeth II, Guardian reported.

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He continued, “Darling Constance even though we remain estranged at the moment, I stand by, as I have always done and as the family has always done, to do whatever is necessary for your safe return to us. I beseech you to find a way to turn yourself and your wee one into the police as soon as possible, so you and he or she can be protected. Only then can a process of healing and recovery begin, however long it may take, however difficult it may be.”

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“I would like you to understand that the family will do all that is needed for your well-being. And I also wish you to understand you are much much loved whatever the circumstances. We are deeply concerned for your and your baby’s welfare,” Napier shared, before adding, “The past eight years have been beyond painful for all the family as well as your friends, as they must have been for you. And to see you so vulnerable again is testing in the extreme.”

The 63-year-old film and music producer also gave his regards to the law enforcement authorities. He stated, “I would like to extend my gratitude to the police for all their endeavors in bringing this tragic episode to a swift and safe conclusion and appeal to you, please Constance, find the courage to present yourself to the police as soon as possible.”

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CCTV footage showing the alleged sighting of the pair (Met Police)
CCTV footage showing the alleged sighting of the pair (Met Police)

This comes after Chief Superintendent Michaela Kerr, head of public protection at Greater Manchester Police, reportedly said, “As a mum, I would like to make a direct appeal to Constance: Constance, I know this is an exceptionally hard time for you and you are likely feeling scared, but I promise that our number one priority is the same as yours – to keep your beautiful newborn safe.”

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Kerr mentioned, “As you know, it’s really important that both you and your baby are assessed by medical professionals as soon as possible, so please make contact with emergency services or make your way to your nearest hospital, wherever that may be,” before concluding, “I would also like to appeal to members of the public, not just in Bolton but across Greater Manchester and beyond. If you have any information about this family’s whereabouts, please do nothing more than contact emergency services. GMP can be contacted via live chat on our website or 999. Even the most minor detail might help us keep this mum and baby safe.”

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