Police continue their search of area where baby’s remains were discovered

Police Continue Their Search Of Area Where Baby’s Remains Were Discovered
On Thursday morning, a cordon was in place at allotments which were at the centre of Wednesday’s search.
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By Gwyn Wright, PA

Police are continuing to search the area where the remains of a baby were found after an aristocrat and her boyfriend were arrested without their child on Monday.

Constance Marten, 35, and Mark Gordon, 48, were arrested on suspicion of child neglect after a passer-by spotted them in Brighton.


They were re-arrested the following day on suspicion of gross negligence manslaughter and the remains of a baby were found on Wednesday.

Missing baby remains found in Brighton
A drone view of allotments in Brighton, East Sussex, after remains were found in the search for the two-month-old baby of Constance Marten and Mark Gordon. Photo: Jordan Pettitt/PA. 

The couple had been on the run since January 5 when their car was found abandoned and on fire next to the M61 in Bolton.


On Thursday morning, a cordon was in place at allotments which were at the centre of Wednesday’s search.

They were still being swept by officers from the Metropolitan Police, which is leading the investigation.

Constance Marten missing
Police search teams scouring an area of woodland next to Golf Drive in Brighton. Photo: Jordan Pettitt/PA. 


A forensic tent and police vans were in place in cordoned off Golf Drive while a nearby woodland area frequented by dog walkers was also closed to the public.

The pair remain in custody after police were granted a 36-hour custody extension by city magistrates on Wednesday.

The community remains in shock following discovery of the baby’s remains.

(PA Graphics)

One mother-of-two, 37, who did not want to be named told the PA news agency: “Parents are concerned about what they are hearing and what is going to be said at school.

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“Everyone is a bit in shock, we can’t quite believe it.”

Lilia Robertson, 48, told PA: “It is awful. We have got young children who have been questioning what is happening.


“I feel worried about going into the wood and that’s where I would normally walk.”

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