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Appeal for Missing Child

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Judge makes appeal for return of Knox Jefferies

HHJ Wildblood QC, sitting as a Judge of the High Court in Bristol, has invited the press and the public to assist in finding a mother and child. The child is Knox Jefferies who is aged 10. The mother is Kelly Jefferies who is aged 42. Following the issue of care proceedings by South Gloucestershire Council, the mother and Knox went missing from the Patchway area of Bristol on or about 28th July 2021. They are believed to have travelled, initially, to the Oldham area of Manchester. However, their whereabouts remain unknown and it is not known whether they remain in that area.

The Bristol court, police and South Gloucestershire Council are anxious to locate the mother and child, in order to ensure their safety and wellbeing. If anyone has any information that would help locate them, please will they contact the police by ringing 101 and quoting reference number 5221171972 or the Local Authority (whose website gives these numbers for safeguarding concerns – 01454-866000 or, out of hours, 01454-615165). The Family Court at Bristol may be contacted by ringing 0117-366-4880 or emailing

For specialist advice on any family law related issue contact Maguire Family Law by email: or telephone:

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