Search

Parents suspected of abducting their seven-month-old baby Daniel John Minton and are feared of posing a serious risk to the child

PUBLISHED: 08:32 07 June 2017 | UPDATED: 16:59 07 June 2017

Daniel Minton and Tory Smith with their baby. Picture: Submitted by Norfolk Police.

Daniel Minton and Tory Smith with their baby. Picture: Submitted by Norfolk Police.

Archant

The hunt is on today for a Norfolk couple who police fear have abducted their seven-month-old baby.

Orford Road in Swaffham, where the family were last seen. Picture: Ian BurtOrford Road in Swaffham, where the family were last seen. Picture: Ian Burt

A family court has determined they pose a risk of harm to the boy and police are desperate to hear from anyone with information.

Daniel John Minton and his parents, Daniel Minton and Tory Smith, are from the Swaffham area.

They were last seen on Friday, April 21 in the Orford Road area of the town.

Despite extensive enquiries they have not since been located so police today launched a public appeal for information.

It is thought they may be in the Wisbech area.

Sergeant Matt Howes, from Dereham Police Station, said: “On April 21 a court order was made due concerns over the safety of the child and since that day the family has not been seen.

“We have spoken with people connected to the family.

“The information we have has led us to believe they may be in the Wisbech area.

“We are urging people to come forward with information.

“No matter how small they think that may be, it could prove to be the key to tracking down the family.

“The safety of Daniel John Minton is our priority.”

In March this year Daniel Minton Snr was jailed for 28 days for offences of theft and exposure.

He was given a three-year criminal behaviour order to address alcohol problems.

The order required him to work with the Norfolk Recovery Partnership and attend any course or workshop they offer on alcohol or drug misuse.

Mr Minton Snr is described as white, 5ft 8ins to 5ft 10ins tall and of stocky build.

He has blonde short hair, usually shaven, with blue eyes and tattoo on the left side of neck and his left hand.

Ms Smith is described as white, 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall and of slim build.

She has very long, black, straight hair which is possibly now dyed blonde, blue eyes and has a tattoo on her left wrist.

Wide-ranging investigations have taken place to locate the family.

Officers ask that anyone who has information regarding their current location or the whereabouts of any of the three to contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 immediately.

Other news

11:44

A Norfolk woman gave a demonstration of the invaluable role of hearing dogs as part of a fundraising event with her new neighbours.

13:49

Proposals which would see all but seven of Norfolk’s children’s centres close have been attacked by two of the county’s MPs.

A national charity is helping young people to spot the signs of peer-on-peer abuse following thousands of counselling sessions.

07:03

The number of complaints recorded by Norfolk Constabulary has increased by 11 per cent, according to new statistics.

Most Read

Yesterday, 13:15

The magic of books was celebrated as the theme of this year’s Watton carnival.

Read more
Friday, February 13, 2009

Ian Clarke

Owners of out of control dogs have been given more than £2,000 in fines and costs after a series of prosecutions.

One dog had to be destroyed after being attacked and his owner was hurt, one dog needed 25 stitches and another was seriously injured and its owner was bitten after the incidents in Breckland.

Read more
Saturday, September 15, 2018

A Norfolk author has recalled how an encounter with her late mother in the form of a stag convinced her to fight plans for new substations in her village.

Read more
Jenny Smedley

Captain Mainwaring and his platoon will be heading for Swaffham this Saturday.

Read more

An attempt to revive a Breckland heritage site has failed after dwindling visitor numbers forced the owners to close the attraction.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 23°C

min temp: 15°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Watton and Swaffham Times e-edition today
E-edition

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Watton and Swaffham Times weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy