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Police fear missing family of six have fled to Syria

There are concerns that they are travelling to Syria.
Apr 19th 2015, 6:20 PM 10,558 33

MALIK FAMILY Source: Thames Valley Police via Twitter

THE FAMILY OF a man who has gone missing along with his entire family have appealed for him to contact them.

Asif Malik and his family left Slough in the UK without any notice, and Thames Valley Police are now searching for their whereabouts.


They believe the six members of the Malik family are travelling to Syria.

Police have appealed for information to help them trace the missing family of six:

Source: Thames Valley Police/YouTube

They were last seen on Tuesday 7 April, and were reported missing by family members on 16 April. They had not mentioned any plans for holidays.

In a statement today, the family of Asif Malik said:

With the reality that our loved one Asif Malik and his family have left the UK without any notice, our lives have been completely devastated. We are totally distraught, upset and in shock. The greatest sadness is the decision by Asif and Sara to travel with their young family, such beautiful children.
Please Asif, we ask you to think about what has happened and the decisions you have made. Please can you ring us or send us a message to let us know that you and the children are well. All we wish for is your safe return and especially the return of the children. We are not angry with you, we are just heartbroken.
We ask that if there are others out there considering leaving the UK in this manner, please consider the impact on the family members that you leave behind.
We respect the position within the media and realise that they are a true help to such an investigation. We however, as a family, would ask that the media respect our privacy at this tragic time.

Police have released CCTV footage of the family, saying they are concerned for their safety.

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The youngest member of the family is just one year old.


Police are encouraging the Maliks to get in touch with police, or their families, to tell them where they are.

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