Officers investigating the potential murder of a missing mother have released a new photo of her.

Hadeer Jamil Alonazi, in her 20s, was reported missing from the Rusholme area of Manchester last month but police believe she had not been seen for some time prior to that.

At the time there was concern for her six-year-old daughter, although the child has since been found and is said to be safe and well.

On Thursday, Greater Manchester Police released a photo of Ms Alonazi which was taken when she arrived in the UK in November 2018.

The force said she had travelled to the UK from Greece to live with family in Manchester.

Detective Chief Inspector Liz Hopkinson said: "This is a really unusual set of circumstances as usually, when someone has gone missing, we're able to find out when they'd last used their mobile phone or when they'd last turned up at work but unfortunately, we don't have any record of either for Hadeer."

Police have examined CCTV footage and spoken to witnesses but officers are still appealing for information about what has happened to Ms Alonazi and they fear she may no longer be alive.

Ms Hopkinson, added: "Despite working around the clock on this throughout the month, we've sadly not been able to find any proof that Hadeer is alive and as more time passes, our hypothesis that she has come to harm becomes stronger and stronger.

"We are still trying to build a fuller profile of Hadeer and the life that she led so we need any information that people have to be passed on to us urgently.

"I understand that people may not want to speak to us and that it can be scary knowing that we're dealing with a murder investigation but I cannot stress the importance of them doing so.

"All the information that is passed onto us will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

"I cannot imagine the torment her daughter faces of not knowing what has happened to her mum. She's the reason why we need anyone who knows anything, no matter what it is, to get in touch with us."

Two men, aged 40 and 43, were previously arrested in connection with the investigation but remain on bail pending further inquiries.

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 9283 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

By Eleanor Barlow