THE family of a missing woman have issued an emotional plea for her to come home and meet her granddaughter for the first time.

Naheed Khan was reported missing on June 12 by her daughter Amber, who had not heard from her mother for three weeks prior.

Mrs Khan, who has going missing on a previous occasion several years ago, has not been seen since and the family is becoming increasingly worried about her welfare.

The 45-year-old has yet to meet her first granddaughter who was born just over six weeks ago.

Gazala Khan, Naheed’s mother, said: “It has been an incredibly stressful time worrying about my daughter. If Naheed is reading this, I want her to get in touch and let us know that she is safe. She now has a newborn granddaughter, who she has never met. We are really worried and want her home safe.”

Naheed has links to Stockton and Middlesbrough town centres and Thornaby. She is described as being of Asian appearance, of slim build and around 5ft 6in tall, with long, dark hair and several tattoos, one being ‘Amber’ on her left wrist.

She also has a large mole in the centre of her left wrist.

Police have released numerous appeals to the public to trace Naheed and have since had several calls reporting unconfirmed sightings of her.

Acting Detective Inspector Louise Sproson said: “She has been missing before but that was a long time ago and obviously as time goes on her family are becoming more concerned because she hasn’t had any contact with them.

“Her daughter Amber has recently given birth but Naheed hasn’t actually seen the child yet – the family are urging her to get in touch with the police or themselves.

“She has her grandmother there supporting her but she would like her mother to be there to share the experiences with her.

“We understand that Naheed has the right not to contact her family but we would urge her to do so – whether it through the police or any of the missing people’s charities.

“I would ask members of the public to help us with our investigation by reporting any sightings of Naheed, or coming forward with any information about where she might have been since late May."

The police have confirmed that they are looking into Naheed’s bank details to see if any transactions have taken place and are also trying to discover whether she had a mobile with her when she disappeared.

  • Anyone with information as to Naheed’s whereabouts or anyone who may have seen Naheed since late May onwards, is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101