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Missing deaf Lisson Grove woman found safe and well but family still ‘left in the dark’

Gakleen Shahata was found this week after disappearing for two months

28 April, 2017 — By Alina Polianskaya

Gakleen Shahata’s family say they have not been informed of her whereabouts 

A WOMAN who was missing for more than two months has been found “safe and well” but her family say police will not say where she is.

Gakleen Shahata, from Lisson Grove, who is deaf, has learning difficulties and is speech impaired, disappeared from the Golders Green Parish Church in Barnet, after a service on February 12.

Police confirmed the 39-year-old had been found on Monday but her family told the West End Extra yesterday (Thursday) they have not been informed of her whereabouts.

Wahid Shahata, Gakleen’s brother, said: “We don’t know anything. Nobody wants to talk to us. The police told us on Monday she has been found but after that, they haven’t told us anything more.”

He said that Gakleen’s mother “just wants to see her daughter”. Police said they were not obliged to share the whereabouts of a missing adult but confirmed that she was safe.

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