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The body of the abandoned child was found by Constance Martin, a reckless 35-year-old British aristocrat who disappeared in January in London and then arrested in Brighton with her accomplice Mark Gordon: already sentenced to 20 years in prison for: sexual assault in the United States. The tragic and obvious conclusion to the story was made official by detectives from Scotland Yard and Sussex Police in Lewes, southern England. The police also called on the judiciary to extend the detention of Martin and Gordon, who were accused yesterday of gross negligence and manslaughter.
The heiress escapes with her companion
The discovery of the little body was announced by a very brief communication by Chief Inspector Lewis Basford, of the London Met (Scotland Yard), and James Collins of Sussex Police. The two officials avoided giving details in scanty media updates, to ensure the confidentiality of the investigation; She did not answer any questions. “It is my sad duty to report that police officers have searched a wooded area near where Constance Martin and Mark Gordon were arrested and have found the remains of a child.” An autopsy was ordered, but it is believed to be the remains of the creature – it has not been determined whether it was male or female – brought into the world by the couple in early January, then supposedly dead of cold and starvation during an inexplicable journey the two had experienced these weeks. , among temporary shelters around England.
“This is news that no one will want to receive,” the official added, expressing his closeness to the “big family” of the newborn and his colleague, and his condolences. In their interview with the media, the investigators stressed that “it is necessary at the present time to avoid any speculation about what exactly happened,” pending further investigative investigations. Constance Martin, an heiress described by the tabloids as a problematic figure from the point of view of psychological equilibrium, who for eight years had severed relations with her relatives; and that for some time, especially after starting an affair with the Anglo-American criminal Gordon, they led a nomadic, wandering life, as if they were on the run. Her father is Napier Martin, 63, an eccentric nobleman known in the annals, who was once a court page to the late Queen Elizabeth and who owns Crichell House, in Dorset: where his daughter was brought up in luxury.
The baby was born a few days earlier in a critical condition and without medical assistance when Constance and Mark left London in early January. The two, after weeks of being ‘seen’ in various English cities, followed by British tabloids, complete with images from CCTV cameras as the two are seen getting around with the child in a wheelchair, ended their ‘escape’ and were arrested in Brighton. During their detention, as Detective Basford said, they were interrogated for a long time and most likely based on what they revealed, the police also decided to charge them with manslaughter.
Who is Constance Martin?
It was Mother Constance’s story that caught the attention of the media. The 35-year-old heiress severed ties with her aristocratic family, well known in England, eight years ago. Her father, Napier Martin, 63, is an eccentric nobleman who was a page to the late Queen Elizabeth and owns the magnificent Crichell House in Dorset, where Constance grew up surrounded by luxury. As she moved from town to town in recent weeks with her abusive partner, the father launched an appeal for his daughter to call the police. When Constance was found and arrested, Martin spoke of “great relief” but said he was “very worried” about the fate of the newborn.
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