- Mark Gordon and Constance Marten’s baby has been missing since early January.
- The couple was found and arrested in Brighton.
- Police are actively searching for the baby, who is still missing.
Mark Gordon and Constance Marten’s baby has been missing since early January. The couple who went missing along with their newborn baby have now been arrested in Brighton, with the baby nowhere to be seen.
Mark Gordon and Constance Marten were missing and their car was found burning on the M61 in Bolton on 5 January 2023.
The pair were found Monday evening after a sighting by a public member in the Stanmer Villas area.
Police had launched an “urgent search” for the baby, believed to be just days old when they first disappeared.
The pair remain in custody and are being questioned by the Metropolitan Police.
It is believed that the baby has not received medical attention since birth in early January.
Police said the pair were located by officers from Sussex Police in Stanmer Villas, Brighton, on Monday evening after a public member reported seeing them shortly before 9.30pm.
Marten, 35, and Gordon, 48, have been traveling the UK by taxi since their car was found ablaze on the M61 in Bolton, Greater Manchester on 5 January 2023.
Authorities previously believed the pair had slept in a blue tent and avoided being tracked down by police by regularly walking around and keeping their faces covered for CCTV.
The couple traveled from Bolton to Liverpool, Harwich in Essex, East London and Newhaven in Sussex, where they were seen at the ferry port on Jan. 8.
Marten was studying drama when she first met Gordon in 2016. The couple led an isolated life and in September, when Marten was well into her pregnancy, they started moving into rented flats.
It is not known if their baby was full term or has any health issues.
A helicopter was searching the search area at night, while drones and police dogs were also deployed.
Residents are asked to check barns and other outbuildings and report anything unusual.
Since the time Marten conceived her baby, the couple adopted a nomadic lifestyle and continued to move around the country.
Authorities believe Marten gave birth to her baby in or near the car for a day or two before they went missing.
It was noted that the entire time they were traveling the couple had tried to hide their faces from the surveillance cameras.
The incident was pre-planned, as the pair were believed to be carrying a lot of cash and using camping equipment to live off-grid.