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Police looking for missing teenager mother search houses in Manchester

Cumbria Police have searched properties in Manchester looking for a missing 15 year-old and her son.

Catalina Covaci from Penrith has been missing with her baby boy Ricardo since December.

She was last seen getting off a train at Manchester Piccadilly.

Police searched two properties in Levenshulme and Longsight but there is still no sign of them. They have also been handing out leaflets.

Police search houses for missing teenage mother

Searches are being carried out at houses across Manchester by police searching for a 15-year-old girl and her baby.

Searches are being carried out at houses across Manchester by police searching for a 15-year-old girl and her baby. Credit: Hannah McNulty

Catalina and seven-month-old Ricardo went missing from their home in Penrith in Cumbria on December 19th.

Officers believe the pair may be with extended friends or family in the Manchester area. Catalina is originally from Romania and has strong links with Romanian and travelling communities across the UK and Europe.


Police hunting missing teen trying to trace woman who spoke to her at station

Police in Cumbria trying to find a missing teenager and her baby son say they want to trace a woman who is believed to be the last person to speak to her.

Catalina Covaci, 15, disappeared with six-month-old Ricardo on December 19.

But CCTV cameras at Manchester Piccadilly Station videoed her speaking to a woman.

Catalina Covaci spoke to the woman at Manchester Piccadilly Station the day she disappeared Credit: Cumbria Police

Police say they want to speak with the woman, who is the last person known to have spoken to the mum before she vanished.

They spoke at around 1.40pm on the afternoon of December 19, 2012.

The woman is described as wearing a black jacket, a black hat and carrying several bags.

Detective Inspector Furzana Nazir said: "It is incredibly important that we trace this witness to find out what Catalina said, whether she asked for help or whether she indicated where she may be going.

"We are into the fourth week of her disappearance and concerns are mounting. Her family in Penrith are distressed and we need to ensure that we locate them both – quickly.

"Please, if you were travelling through Manchester Piccadilly on Wednesday 19 December 2012, take a look at this image and see if it was you. Were you travelling home for Christmas? Did you see or speak to a young mum pushing a black pushchair through the station around lunchtime?"

Anyone with information about the case to call Cumbria Police on 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.