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Concerns over missing Essex mother and son

Tammy McBride and her two-year-old son have been missing since last week Credit: Essex Police

Police in Essex say they are becoming increasingly concerned for a woman who has gone missing with her two-year-old son.

Tammy McBride from Thurrock and her son Tommie-Khai were both last seen in Morrisons in Grays on Thursday June 25 at about 2pm.

Tammy is aged in her 40s, 5ft 7in tall and of medium build. She has shoulder length blonde hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a white top.

Tommie-Khai has short blond hair and was last seen wearing a rainbow coloured striped t-shirt with trousers and white trainers.

They are believed to still be in the Thurrock area.

Family of 12 'travel to Syria' from Luton

A family of 12 has disappeared amid fears they have travelled to Syria. The group from Luton, which reportedly includes a baby and two grandparents, failed to return home from a holiday in Bangladesh.

  • Muhammed Abdul Mannan, 75
  • His wife Minera Khatun, 53
  • Their daughter Rajia Khanom, 21
  • Sons Mohammed Zayd Hussain, 25
  • Mohammed Toufique Hussain, 19
  • Mohammed Abil Kashem Saker, 31
  • His wife Sheida Khanam, 27
  • Mohammed Saleh Hussain, 26
  • His wife Roshanara Begum, 24, along with three children, aged between one and 11

We are devastated by the disappearance of these 12 and are very concerned for their safety. This is completely out of character and we are very worried of the danger they may now be in. Muhammed Abdul Mannan is elderly and both he and Minera Khatun have health issues. This just does not make any sense. We can only think they have been tricked into going there, it is no place for elderly or young people. We would urge any of them to please make contact with us or the police to let us know they are okay.

– Statement by relatives of the group



Thief runs off with woman's purse as she helps stranger hit by a car

A woman had her purse stolen after rushing to help a stranger who was hit by a car.

The cold-hearted thief took the wallet from a plastic bag which Ilona Alisauskaite dropped by the roadside as she went to help Asha Sadnani.

Ilona, 31, dashed to stop the bleeding after seeing Asha get hit by the car in Barking, east London.

It all happened so fast. The car hit her, and I went to her and phoned the ambulance.

They said I couldn't put the phone down and told me to hold her head to stop it bleeding.

When the police came, I looked around for my plastic bag and a lady said a man had taken it.

– Ilona Alisauskaite

Asha, from Barking, escaped with minor injuries and has thanked Waitrose worker Ilona for her help.

She was there for me, she called the ambulance and tried to keep me awake.

I think it's absolutely disgusting that her purse was taken.

– Asha Sadnani
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