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DES­PER­ATE SEARCH BY FAM­ILY AF­TER MUM’S DIS­AP­PEAR­ANCE

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OX­LEY Park mother-of-two Kather­ine Ack­ling-Bryen has not been seen by her two young daugh­ters since she dropped them off at school on Fri­day morn­ing.

Hus­band Michael Bryen told The Stan­dard yes­ter­day it was very out of char­ac­ter for his wife not to pick up the girls, aged 5 and 8, from school.

“It is out of char­ac­ter, she was meant to pick them up but didn’t and the only other sight­ing we know of was at about 12.30pm in St Marys Vil­lage. Po­lice have CCTV footage,” Mr Bryen said.

He last saw his wife ear­lier that morn­ing, about 5.30am, when he headed to work.

“My wife has been miss­ing for four days,” Mr Bryen said.

“The girls are cop­ing the best they can.”

Mr Bryen praised po­lice ef­forts and urged any­one with in­for­ma­tion on his wife’s where­abouts to come for­ward.

“The po­lice are do­ing an out­stand­ing job,” Mr Bryen said. “If you know any­thing, im­me­di­ately let St Marys po­lice know.”

Friends and fam­ily have taken to ap­peal­ing on Face­book for help with the search for Mrs Ack­ling-Bryen, who is known as Kate by peo­ple close to her.

TWO lit­tle girls are miss­ing their mum af­ter she dropped them at school and never made it back to pick them up.

Kather­ine Ack­ling-Bryen, 37, hasn’t been seen since Fri­day.

Hus­band Michael Bryen said yes­ter­day it was very out of char­ac­ter for his wife not to pick up the girls, aged 5 and 8, from school.

“If you know any­thing, im­me­di­ately let St Marys po­lice know,” Mr Bryen said.

Friends and fam­ily have taken to Face­book ap­peal­ing for help with the search. Friend Julie Nixon said: “This is my friend Kather­ine (nee Ack­ling, for those who know her) … she does not drive and pub­lic trans­port CCTV has no sign of her … her fam­ily is fran­tic.”

Mrs Ack­ling-Bryen’s brother Pete Ack­ling posted, “this is my sis­ter, I want her home where she be­longs”.

“Please ... help us with any in­for­ma­tion no mat­ter how small you or any­one else may have and pass it onto St Mary’s po­lice,” he wrote.

“She has now been miss­ing for more than three days and her chil­dren, her hus- band, my fam­ily and I are ex­tremely con­cerned for her safety and well­be­ing.”

Po­lice said Mrs Ack­lingBryen was seen drop­ping her two chil­dren at school, be­fore at­tend­ing a shop­ping cen­tre on Charles Hack­ett St at 11.30am on Fri­day.

“It ap­pears Ms Ack­lingBryen re­turned to her home on the Great Western High­way, St Marys, and left again be­tween 1pm and 3pm,” po­lice said.

“Po­lice from St Marys Lo­cal Area Com­mand and Ms Ack­ling-Bryen’s fam­ily hold con­cerns for her well­be­ing.”

Miss­ing per­son Kather­ine Ack­ling-Bryen.

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