24/07/2018

Mother Re-appeals to Missing Daughter to Return Home

The mother of missing Naheed Khan, 43, is today re-appealing to her daughter to return home safe after she was reported missing on Tuesday 12th June.

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Naheed, who is from Thornaby, had not been seen by her family for around three weeks prior to her being reported missing, which is out of character.

Since Naheed’s disappearance, her only daughter has given birth to a baby girl and she has never met her. Gazala Khan, Naheed’s mother, said: “It has now been nearly six weeks since we reported Naheed missing and it has been an incredibly stressful time worrying about my daughter.

“Naheed now has a newborn granddaughter, who she has never met, which is very out of character for her. Naheed, if you are reading this, please get in touch and let us know you are OK, we are all so worried about you and just want to know that you are safe.”

In addition to Thornaby, Naheed also has links to Stockton and Middlesbrough town centres. She is described as being of Asian appearance, of slim build and around 5ft 6” tall, with long, dark hair and several tattoos, one being ‘Amber’ on her left wrist. She also has a large mole in the centre of her left wrist.

So far, officers have released numerous appeals and distributed posters around Stockton in a bid to trace Naheed and have since had several calls reporting unconfirmed sightings of her.

Acting Detective Inspector Louise Sproson said: “Our dedicated team of officers are doing their upmost to try and trace Naheed. Officers have been out raising awareness by handing out posters to local residents and pinning them up in windows of local businesses in a bid to trace her, as well as working through intelligence and information given to us by members of the public.

“In the past we are aware that Naheed has gone periods of time without contacting her family but to be out of touch for this long and to not have contacted her daughter following the birth of her first grandchild is very much out of character. We are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare, particularly now it has been nearly six weeks since Naheed’s disappearance was reported to us.

“Please Naheed, if you are reading this, let your family know you are safe as they are extremely worried. Alternatively, you can call police on 101. If you do not want to let us know where you are, then please at least let us know that you are safe or call the Missing People charity on 116000 so that they can get a message to your family."

Anyone with information as to Naheed’s whereabouts or anyone who may have seen Naheed since late May onwards, is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Acting Detective Inspector Louise Sproson and Gazela Khan

Naheed Khan