12/06/2015

Search For Mother And Son Continues

Police are continuing to search for a mother and her three-year-old son who have been missing since 26 May.

Rebecca Minnock went missing with her son, Ethan, the day before she was due to appear in court for a custody hearing with her former partner.

Previously imposed reporting restrictions have been lived to allow police to widen their search for Ms Minnock.

There have been possible sightings of Rebecca in the Gloucestershire area (Cheltenham) and also the Birmingham area.

DCI Marie Wright said: "It is fairly unusual for a court to lift the reporting restrictions, allowing us to act as their agents and continue the search for Becky and her son.

"Since they were last seen in Taunton on May 26, we have reports that they have been spotted in the Cheltenham area and more recently in the Birmingham area of the West Midlands. We are keen to hear from Becky or from anyone who knows her whereabouts."

Becky is described as a white woman, aged 35 years, about 5ft 3ins tall of medium build. She has dark wavy shoulder length hair. It is not known what she was wearing when she went missing.

Ethan is a white boy, three-years-old of small build with blond/fair hair and blue eyes.

Police said that Ms Minnock does not drive and regularly uses public transport, and urged anyone who uses public transport to keep a lookout for Becky and her son.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Somerset Investigations via the police information number 101 and ask to be directed to Avon and Somerset Police.

(MH/JP)

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