29/03/2019

Naheed Khan’s Family Make Emotional Plea on First Mother’s Day Since Her Disappearance

Sunday 31st March will mark the first Mother’s Day that missing Naheed Khan’s family will not spend with her.

Amber and Naheed Naheed, 43, has been missing since May 2018, with her last possible movements being in central Middlesbrough.

Officers now believe Naheed has come to harm and are treating the investigation into her disappearance as a murder inquiry.

Within the time that Naheed has been missing, she became a grandmother to nine-month-old Aria after her daughter gave birth to the baby girl last June.

Gazala Khan, Naheed’s mum, said: “Naheed is missed every day and on every family occasion, not just Mother’s Day. Nothing is the same or can ever be as happy without her.

“We will never get over her loss which is still very raw and time has not been a healer as we still don’t know what has happened to her or where she is.

“We as her family have not been able to give Naheed the dignity, respect and love to lay her to rest. We live with the constant sorrow of her loss and the painful speculation of a tragic outcome until this is resolved.”

Naheed’s daughter, Amber Khan, added: “My mother was my best friend and someone I always confided in. We did everything together. My mum was special and we shared such amazing times together.

“It devastates me that I shall be spending my first Mother's Day as a new mum without my own mum and it upsets me deeply that Aria is going to grow up not knowing or meeting her grandmother.  It’s been almost a year since I last saw my mother, I wish I could see her or visit her or know where she is.

“The most painful part is someone out there knows where she is I just wish they would come forward and help me and the rest of our family make some peace with the outcome. Our lives will never be the same again but moving on is impossible without any closure.”

Last month, officers arrested a 39-year-old man in connection with the disappearance of Naheed. He was later released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Anyone with information, no matter how insignificant they think it is, should contact Cleveland Police on 101 and say that they have information to help in the Naheed Khan case.

Naheed, Gazala and Amber

Gazala and Naheed


Naheed and Amber