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Urgent appeal to find missing woman
AN urgent appeal has been launched to find a woman who has gone missing in Worcester.
Police are urgently appealing for the public's help to trace Helen Fisher, aged 61, of Bromyard Road, St John's, who was reported missing at 7.10pm last night after her husband returned home and found she was not at home.
Mrs Fisher, who also goes by the name Lanna, is 5ft 3ins tall, has grey collar-length hair and is thought to be wearing a red Berghaus jacket and walking boots.
An extensive search is being undertaken by officers including those using dogs and the police helicopter and this is being focussed on Worcester and the Broadheath area, where there was a possible sighting late yesterday afternoon.
Inspector Stuart Murphy, who is co-ordinating the search, said: " We are unaware of any reason why Mrs Fisher would go missing and due to the length of time she has been gone, we are very concerned about her welfare. Her behaviour is completely out of character.
"Mrs Fisher is new to Worcester and has no known friends in the city. But she likes to go for walks and it is thought she went out yesterday wearing her distinctive Berghaus jacket and walking shoes.
"But she has not been seen since, has been missing all night and possibly out in inclement weather. If anyone thinks they have seen Mrs Fisher, I urge them to contact the police straight away."
West Mercia Police can be contacted via the non-emergency police number 101 or information can be passed on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.