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Missing mum from Manchester came to UK as refugee

Hadeer Jamil Alonazi, 26 was reported missing on July 2. Credit: MEN Media

Hadeer Jamil Alonazi, 26, from Rusholme, South Manchester was reported missing on July 2.

Police say Hadeer and her six-year-old daughter, originally from Kuwait and members of the Bidoon Arab minority, had travelled to the UK in November 2018 from Mitilini, on the Greek island of Lesbos and were welcomed as refugees.

Greater Manchester Police said they were treating Hadeer's disappearance as murder after locating her daughter, who was also reported missing, but later found safe and well in London, where her father lives.

GMP have now confirmed they have received a missing from home inquiry and can therefore not 'exclusively treat' the case as a 'murder inquiry'.

Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hopkinson, of GMP's Major Incident Team, said:

We are very concerned about her and fear she may have come to some harm. The inquiry is being treated as a murder inquiry, but at the same time we have a missing from home inquiry.

We can't say for certain where she is. We have received information that has triggered this inquiry, but our priority is to keep people safe and that is why we can't exclusively treat it as a murder inquiry.

We are doing everything we can to find this lady and support those closest to her.

– Detective Chief Inspector, Liz Hopkinson
Credit: MEN Media

DCI Hopkinson added: "It is a sensitive inquiry. We have got a lot of inquiries going on, but we do need help. I would ask anyone who believes they may have seen something suspicious that may be linked to Hadeer's disappearance to come forward.

"Inquiries suggest that Hadeer was living at the property in Hall Road up until June 2019."

Specialist officers and staff spent more than a week gathering evidence at the terraced house in Hall Road where Hadeer lived. Credit: MEN Media

I am asking anyone who lives in the Rusholme community or beyond who knows where she is or what has happened to her to come forward and help find her.

I would like to assure people that if they don't wish to speak to a police officer they can provide information anonymously.

– Detective Chief Inspector, Liz Hopkinson

Two men, aged 40 and 43, have been arrested on suspicion of murdering Hadeer and since been released on bail.