Missing Uckfield mother found ‘safe and well’

Updated: 3pm, January 7

Missing Ileana Tomoiaga and her 18-month-old son Daniel have been found safe and well.

The pair from Furnace Way, Hempstead Fields, Uckfield, had not been since New Year’s Eve.

Ileana, 29, contacted police at lunchtime today(January 7 ) to say she was fine.

Sussex Police thank the public and media for their assistance.

Our earlier stories are below

Updated at 3.15pm, January 6

Sussex Police have made a fresh appeal to try and find missing Uckfield woman, leanaTomoiga, and her son Daniel.

They have been missing from home on Hempstead Fields since New Year’s Eve.

The police this afternoon have issued new photographs to aid their appeal, which demonstrates their growing concern for the woman and child who have now been missing for six days.

Our original story

Police are concerned about a 21-year-old woman and her 18-month old son who have not been seen since they left their address in Uckfield on New Year’s Eve.


Ileana Tomoiaga who, with her son Daniel, has not been seen since leaving her Uckfield home on New Year’s Eve

They say Ileana Tomoiaga and her son Daniel left their home in Furnace Way at 2.30pm on Thursday, December 31.

Ileana said she was going to the nearby Tesco Express to buy a bottle of wine and a phone charger, although there is currently no evidence that she went there or to any other shops in the town.

Her family reported them missing on New Year’s Day, after making enquiries locally and with friends and relatives.

Ileana previously lived in Willesden, North West London, so may have gone there and local officers are in contact with the Metropolitan Police to widen the search. Officers have also left messages on her Facebook account but there has been no response.

Missing - Daniel Tomoiga, pictured on the Hempstead Lane play area

Missing – Daniel Tomoiga, pictured on the Hempstead Lane play area

Ileana is described as white, 5′ 5″ tall, slim with long red straight hair and a pale skin. She was wearing a black leather jacket, black trousers and brown boots. She speaks English, with a Romanian accent.

Shannon Marchesani of the East Sussex Missing Persons team said: “The evidence at present shows that Ileana left home completely of her own accord and there are still no suspicious circumstances.

“However she did not leave with anything to prepare either of them for even a short stay away, and nothing has been heard since. We are naturally increasingly concerned for their welfare, and at the very least we ask Ileana to contact us so that we can confirm that she and her son are safe.”

Anyone who has seen Ileana or Daniel, or knows where they may be, is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1592 of 01/01. If either of them appear to require medical treatment or are in danger, call 999 immediately.

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Sussex Police poster

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