Concern grows for missing Ipswich family

CONCERN is growing for the welfare of a family from Ipswich who have gone missing.

CONCERN is growing for the welfare of a family from Ipswich who have gone missing.

Suffolk Police have issued an appeal for help in tracing the Gallbraith family, who it is believed may have traveled to London or Portugal.

35-year-old Patricia Manuel and her four daughters, Celina, 11; Alexandra, nine; Penny, six and Erica, two, were reported missing on Thursday, June 25.

Some of the children were last seen at school on Friday, June 19.


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Patricia Manuel is described as black, of African Caribbean origin, and around 5ft 4ins tall.

Celina is described as black, of African Caribbean origin, around 4ft 9ins tall, of medium build and with short plaited hair.

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Alexandra is described as black, of African Caribbean origin, around 4ft 5ins tall, of small build and with short black hair.

Penny is described as black, of African Caribbean origin, of small build with short black hair.

Erica is described as black, of African Caribbean origin, and of small build.

The family may be accompanied by the girls' father Dennis Gallbraith and, while the family has gone missing before, officers are anxious to know of their whereabouts.

Anyone who has seen the family or who has been in contact with them is asked to call Ipswich Police on 01473 613500.

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