Razwan Ali Anjum was ordered by the High Court to reveal the whereabouts his daughter, Atiya Anjum-Wilkinson, but was jailed for contempt of court after refusing to comply. A High Court Judge said Anjum should not be freed from prison yet.
Police appeal for fresh information in search for Atiya
As far as we know, Razwan has had no contact with Atiya himself. He's never received any letters or photographs of Atiya, so there's no way that he knows how she is.
We've been to see him a few times. He maintains the facade she's in Iran but there's no evidence to support that, so we're very sceptical. It's only him that holds the information.
– Det. Constable Emma Constantine, Greater Manchester Police's Child Protection Unit
We're working with a range of international agencies in order to find out who may be harbouring her, but it presents its challenges and problems and hopefully this is now the time to tug at heart-strings and generate information from the public.
We haven't got any evidence to know she's even alive. This is the only way he can exert control. He's manipulative, he puts himself first. He will convince himself that she's looked after and cared for but he doesn't know that.
It's been an absolute nightmare. As to her whereabouts we know nothing. We've had no contact. I'm worrying every day, every single day. Everything is affected by it. When I close my eyes I see her.
I say goodnight to her every night before bed. I pray she's okay. We don't have any proof that she's okay, there is no proof she is still alive. It's been discussed that she could have been sold, but I don't want to believe it. She was so funny. She was a little bundle of joy. We just want her home.