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Public's help sought after concern raised for female

22 Jan 2016 12:00 PM

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Police are appealing for the public's help after concern was raised for a woman in South Tyneside.

At 4.30pm on Thursday, January 21, police received a report of a distressed female near Whitburn Golf Course, in Whitburn.

The woman, who appeared to be in a dazed state, was seen on Whitburn Golf Course before walking towards the quarry between Quarry Lane and Lizard Lane, near to Lizard Lane Caravan Park.

She was last seen by the caller walking in the direction of Quarry Lane, returning to the path and heading towards the nature reserve.

Police attended and with the assistance of Mountain Rescue carried out an extensive search of the area, however, the woman was not found.

Officers are keen for anyone who may know who this woman is, or who was in the area at the time and may have any information that can help, to get in contact.

The woman was wearing a light coloured dress, black tights with a seam down the back, a hat with a rim around it and a scarf covering her face.

T/Superintendent Sarah Pitt said: "Police, assisted by Mountain Rescue, carried out an extensive search of the area last night, however, despite this the woman was not found. We're obviously very concerned for the welfare of this woman, we're keen to identify her so we can speak to her and ensure she is OK and are asking for the public's help.

"If anyone was in the area of the quarry and the golf course and thinks they saw the woman or has any other information that can help us identify who she is and where she is now we would urge them to get in contact with us immediately."

Anyone with information should contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 696 220116.

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