Pair bailed over woman’s disappearance

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder following the disappearance of a mother and her six-year-old daughter have been bailed.

Hadeer Jamil Alonazi, in her 20s, from Rusholme, Manchester, was reported missing to police on July 2 and it is thought she had not been seen for some time before that.

It was also reported that the whereabouts of her daughter were unknown, although the child has since been found and is said to be safe and well.

Officers have been gathering evidence at a house in Hall Road, Rusholme, over the past week.

Those inquiries have led detectives to believe that Ms Alonazi may have come to harm and may not be alive.

On Saturday, two men, aged 40 and 43, were arrested on suspicion of her murder and have since been bailed pending further inquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hopkinson, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “A young mother has disappeared from our community and we sadly continue our investigations on the hypothesis that she is not alive.

“I’d like to make it very clear that we believe this to be an isolated case and there is not believed to be any wider threat to the public.

“We are committed to finding out what has happened to Hadeer and will pursue every line of inquiry we receive.

“Did you know Hadeer or see her in recent weeks? Even the smallest piece of information could open new lines of inquiry and help us give her daughter the answers she will be desperately seeking.

“If you know something, please come forward as a matter of urgency.”

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