£10K To Find Missing Mum

9 June 2011, 06:44 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A £10,000 reward is being offered by police to help re-unite an 8 year old girl with her mum from Poland, the 32-year-old went missing from Leicester 5 years ago.

On May 31st 2006 Malgorzata Wnuczek left work in Leicester and hasn't been seen since.

Malgorzata's 8-year-old daughter Ola and her parents Ryszard and Bozena Smolka haven't heard anything for 5 years.

International Coverage

Media from Poland and Brussels are flying into Leicestershire to cover the story.

Detective Superintendant Andy Lee explains:

"Malgorzata has now been missing for five years. In the course of our investigation to find her we have identified over two-thousand people who are potential witness have raised nearly two-and-a-half thousand lines of enquiry and taken 108 statements.

"We’re convinced that someone within the Polish community, someone who was in Leicester at the time of her disappearance in May 2006, who may still be in the country or who may have moved on elsewhere in Europe, can give us the missing piece of information that helps us determine her current whereabouts."

YouTube Appeal
Malgorzata's family have made a personal appeal on YouTube for information and police hope it was catch the attention of worldwide Polish community living overseas.

The family have also provided never before seen footage of Gosia, as she is known to her friends and family, filmed in the months leading up to her disappearance.

Anyone who knows Malgorzata’s current whereabouts or who has information that could help police locate her are asked to call +44 (0) 116 248 4162 or email op.manually@leicestershire.pnn.police.uk.