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Charlene Collins (26), who is heavily pregnant is missing along with her husband and two children

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Charlene and Martin Collins (Image: Greater Manchester Police)

Charlene and Martin Collins (Image: Greater Manchester Police)

Charlene and Martin Collins (Image: Greater Manchester Police)

Police in the UK have issued an urgent appeal after an Irish family, including two children and their heavily pregnant mother have gone missing.

Charlene Collins (26) and her husband Martin Collins (29) have been reported missing along with their two children Martin (3) and Kathleen (2).

Police are concerned for their welfare as Charlene is heavily pregnant with the couple’s third child.

The family were last seen on Friday April 22nd 2022 and were last seen around Rochdale Road in Manchester.

Charlene and Martin are said to speak with strong Irish accents having recently moved to the English city.

Photographs released of the pair are said to be more than two years old.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police 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."

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Helen McNeill on 0044 7584 224 903 or PC Dave Frame on 0044 7393781595. Alternatively call the Sgt's desk on 0044 161 856 4024 using the referral Log 2103 -25042022.

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