Police release image of CCTV sighting in search for couple and baby missing from Bolton

"Our concern is make sure the Constance, Mark, and baby are safe and well."

Emily Sergeant Emily Sergeant - 9th January 2023

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has released a CCTV image sighting in the search for a missing couple and their newborn baby.

It comes after the force issued an appeal to “parents and members of the public” last Friday.

The couple, which investigating officers have named as Constance Marten and Mark Gordon, are both missing, along with their newborn baby, after their vehicle broke down close to Junction 4 of the M61 near Farnworth in Bolton on Thursday 5 January 2023.

Before going missing, the Ms Marten and Mr Gordon were said to have been seen walking to the Anchor Lane bridge – which links the Highfield and Little Hulton areas near Salford – after their vehicle broke down.

GMP says the family left the vehicle and the motorway safely.


At the time of their disappearance, Mr Gordon was said to have been wearing dark clothing, and Constance – who has a southern accent – was wearing a burgundy coat, and carrying the swaddled newborn.

Police say evidence suggests that Ms Marten has very recently given birth, and neither her or the baby have been assessed by medical professionals.


After GMP first issued its appeal for information on their whereabouts last Friday, the force has now released a CCTV image which it believes is a sighting of Ms Marten wrapped up in a bright red blanket and stood atop a motorway bridge.

The image was taken in Essex on Saturday 7 January at 9am.

Constance Marten and Mark Gordon / Credit: GMP

“We have released a new CCTV image of who we believe is Constance which was outside of Harwich Port in Essex at 9am today,” GMP said.


“Our concern is make sure the Constance, Mark and baby are safe and well.”

Anyone with information should contact Greater Manchester Police, either via 999 quoting 2657 05/01/23, or online via

Read more:

Information can also be shared anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Featured Image – GMP