Tribute to the late Valentina Cozma
Written by Hitmix Local News on 13 February 2023
Detectives are searching for Constantin, we believe he has travelled to London and also has links to Southampton. We have teams in those areas carrying out enquiries and are working with other police forces and British Transport Police.
Stoke Commander, Chief Superintendent Colin Mattinson, said “My thoughts are with Valentina’s loved ones, and in particular her young son at this deeply traumatic time.
“I know the local community are in shock that someone within their community has died in such awful circumstances. We know she was a quiet woman who was well liked among her neighbours having lived in the area for some years.
“We take a firm stance against violence against women and domestic abuse. We are working around the clock to trace Constantin. But we also need your help – so my plea is to anyone who has information, no matter how insignificant it may seem – to get in touch. You could hold information that is key to our investigation.
“I am also appealing to Constantin himself, or anyone who may be harbouring him to get in touch. Running away is not the answer. Anyone found to be assisting an offender will be dealt with robustly as this is a serious crime.
“A teenage boy has lost his mother, we need to secure justice for him, Valentina, and her wider family. Please share our appeal and contact us if you know anything at all.”
If you see Constantin, please do not approach him, but call us immediately on 999.