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IoM lawyer reported missing in US Virgin Islands

Credit: St John Community Foundation, Facebook

A lawyer from the Isle of Man has been reported missing by US Virgin Islands Police.

Mark Maroney, who lives in the Chocolate Hole area of St John, went to get a flashlight from his car during a power cut but never returned on Sunday evening. The St John Community Foundationsaid a reward is being offered for information.

Mr Moroney served as a lawyer at the Manx bar and is founder of the law firm Moroneys.

Police release images of woman missing for two weeks

The couple circled had a conversation with Marie Credit: GMP

Detectives searching for a missing woman from Altrincham have released images of a couple that may hold key information.

Marie Scott, 57, was last seen at around 12 pm on Monday 18 December on Sandileigh Avenue in Hale. She is described as 5 ft 4 ins tall with mid-length blonde hair.

Officers know she boarded a 12.30 pm train at Altrincham station the same day she went missing and got off at Deansgate in the city centre at 12.54 pm. From there she made her way along Deansgate to outside Blacks clothes store where she spoke to a couple at about 1.07 pm.

Detectives have released CCTV images of the moment Marie spoke with the couple in the hope of identifying and speaking to them. Police want to stress that the man and woman are not in trouble, but they may have information that could lead them to Marie.

The couple are pictured to the right Credit: GMP

“It might be that Marie asked you for directions or you had a really general conversation - whatever it was we could really do with knowing anything that might lead us to her. So if this is you and you remember stopping to speak to a woman on Deansgate that day, please contact us immediately."

– Detective Sargeant Dave Jones
Marie Scott has been missing since 18th December Credit: Scott family

Detectives say Marie went to Castlefield shortly after Deansgate, and they'd also like to hear from anyone who remembers seeing here there.

Anyone with information about Marie’s whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Salford teenager missing for four days found safe and well

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed via Twitter that 15-year-old Josh Brown has been found safe and well.

His mum Samantha had previously put out an emotional plea to find her son in time for Christmas who had been missing for four days.

Samantha Brown had made an emotional appeal to find her son Josh Credit: Manchester Evening News


Man arrested over murder of Charlene Downes

A man has been arrested over the murder of a teenager who disappeared 14 years ago.

The 51-year-old, who lived in Blackpool at the time Charlene Downes went missing from the town, is being held on suspicion of murder.

Charlene Downes for 14-years-old when she was last seen on Saturday, November 1, 2003.

Police are still offering a £100,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of her killer.

The search for Charlene's killer is one of the largest and longest running investigations in the history of Lancashire Police.

Charlene was last seen when she kissed her mother goodbye to go to see friends on Blackpool Promenade.

A jury failed to reach a verdict in a murder trial in 2007 and a retrial collapsed in 2008 after the Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence.

Two men charged over her disappearance joked that Charlene had "gone into kebabs", a jury was told at the original trial at Preston Crown Court.

  • Anyone with information is urged to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Missing girls found safe after police appeal

Two 12-year-old girls missing for around 48 hours have been found safe and well, police said.

Jasmine Thornber, from Blackburn, and Michaela Wotherspoon, from Darwen, were found at around 11.30pm on Tuesday.

The pair had left their homes on Sunday afternoon to meet each other but did not return as expected.

They were located in the Blackburn area by police two days later.

A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: "They have both been found safe and well."

Police appeal for public's help to find missing 80-year-old man from Moss Side

Motiejus Matuzevicius Credit: GMP Police

Greater Manchester Police are searching for a missing 80-year-old man from Moss Side.

Motiejus Matuzevicius is described as being around 5ft 4in tall with grey balding hair and a distinctive moustache. He was last seen at around 5pm on Monday 10th July and is reported as wearing a cream jacket and black pants.

Motiejus is believed to have links to the Wythenshawe area and is known to be a regular bus user.

Mr Matuzevicius uses a walking stick and has a number of medical issues for which he uses medication. It is not known if he has his medication with him.

His family are growing increasingly concerned for his wellbeing and are said to be desperate for his safe return.

Anyone with information has been asked contact police on 101.

Merseyside Police appeal to taxi driver for help in finding missing woman

Missing Georgiana Olteanu Credit: Merseyside Police

Merseyside Police have issued an image of a taxi as detectives appeal directly to the driver for help in tracing a 30-year-old Romanian woman who went missing from her home in Liverpool last month.

Georgiana Olteanu, was last seen on Saturday, 18th March at approximately 11pm at Aintree Hospital. She was subsequently reported missing on 11th April by relatives and detectives have been making extensive enquiries to find her ever since.

Georgiana is described as being white, 5ft 2in tall, of medium build with long fair hair and a pale complexion.

She was last seen wearing a beige or cream-coloured three quarter-length hooded jacket, a pink top with pink tracksuit bottoms, white trainers, and was carrying a large black handbag.

Officers are appealing directly to a taxi driver who detectives believe may have picked Georgiana up at Aintree Hospital at around 11pm on Saturday, 18th March to contact police.

"This person is not in any trouble, but we believe they may have information that could help us locate Georgiana.

If you are the taxi driver in the silver or light grey Hackney cab pictured, which we know gave Georgiana a lift at about 11pm on Saturday, 18 March, we would like you to contact Merseyside Police.

Any information you have about where Georgiana was dropped off or what she may have said in the vehicle could prove vital to our efforts to find her."

– Detective Inspector Phil Mahon, Merseyside Police
Merseyside Police are looking for the driver of this taxi for help in finding Georgiana Credit: Merseyside Police
  • Detectives would urge Georgiana, the taxi driver or anyone who knows of her whereabouts to call Merseyside Police on 101 or the charity Missing People on 116 000 or email
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