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Police search house in Stretford as part of their investigation into missing mum

Credit: Greater Manchester Police

A house at Stretford in Greater Manchester is being searched by police investigating the disappearance of a woman in her 20s.

In July, officers from GMP’s Major Incident Team announced a murder investigation after enquiries led them to believe Hadir Al-Anizi may not be alive. As part of their enquiries, detectives are today searching a property on St.Georges Road.

Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Hadir arrived in the UK in November 2018. She’d travelled to the UK from Greece to live with some family in the Rusholme area but was reported missing in July.

When officers launched their initial investigation, they established that she’d not been seen for some time prior to the report coming in so could not trace any of her movements.

Enquiries carried out by specialist officers have included examination of CCTV in the area where she lives as well as speaking to people as witnesses but this has not yet helped officers find out what exactly happened to her.

"Our team of detectives have been working tirelessly on this case for the last few months, but we’ve still not been able to find any proof that Hadir is alive, and we sadly continue this investigation on the hypothesis that she is not alive.

“We are determined to find out what has happened to Hadir, especially knowing the anguish that her six-year-old daughter is going through not knowing where her mum is.

“It is vital that anyone with information about Hadir or her whereabouts comes forward to police so that we can give her young daughter the answers she deserves."

– Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hopkinson

The whereabouts of her six-year-old daughter were unknown at the time Hadir was reported missing but she was found safe and well within a few days.

Two men were previously arrested in connection with the investigation but remain on bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9283 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.