THIS LADY MAY HAVE TRAVELLED BY BUS TO ANY PART OF SUSSEX
Police in Brighton have published more photos of missing 96-year old Nellie Herriott.
There is increasing concern for Nellie's welfare as she has not been seen since she left the BHS store in Churchill Square, Brighton, at 2.25pm on Monday 23 April 2012.
Nellie, who lives on her own in central Brighton, is described as white, of thin build, 4ft 9in tall, with short curly hair. She was wearing a blue coat, a black hat, pale coloured trousers and shoes, and was carrying a beige coloured handbag. It is not known whether she had any money but she does have a bus pass.
Detective Constable Suzy McClintock said- "Nellie has been a frequent visitor to the BHS Café in Churchill Square. She may have frequented other cafes, regularly uses buses in Brighton and Hove, and has travelled by bus as far as Eastbourne and Worthing in the past.
"Nellie is very vulnerable due to her age and the fact that she also suffers from Alzheimers which can cause her to become confused. It has now been five days since she was last seen and despite widespread enquiries, including distribution of posters in the city, there have been no sightings of her. We are very anxious to hear from anyone who thinks they may know where she is.
"If anyone thinks they have seen Nellie then please can they call us as soon as possible on 101, quoting reference number 1448 of 25 April."
The new photo of Nellie is published on the website version of this release. We do not known who the cat belongs to but it is not hers. The previously reported last sighting of Nellie said to be waiting for a bus in Race Hill on Monday morning is now being treated as mistaken.
Update- Sunday 29 April
Police in Brighton have today, published two new photos of missing 96-year old Nellie Herriott. There has also been a confirmed sighting of her on Tuesday 24 April.
She had been seen leaving the cafe at the BHS store in Churchill Square, Brighton, at about 2.25pm on Monday 23 April, and someone who knows her has now come forward in response to publicity to say they saw her on a bus in London Road, Brighton, going towards the city centre, at about 12.30pm on the following day, Tuesday 24 April.
There is increasing concern for Nellie, who lives on her own in central Brighton, and is described as white, of thin build, 4ft 9in tall, with short curly hair.
She was wearing a blue coat, a black hat, pale coloured trousers and shoes, and was carrying a beige coloured handbag. It is not known whether she had any money. Her bus pass has now been found in her flat.
The two new images are from BHS shop CCTV, showing Nellie in the BHS cafe on Saturday 21 April, two days before she was last seen, but they do show the clothing she was wearing when last seen.
"There have been many calls from people reporting possible sightings, though none have been confirmed. Many people are trying to help, and we are really grateful to everyone, but if anyone still thinks they have seen Nellie then please can they call us as soon as possible on 101, quoting reference number 1448 of 25 April.
Update- 02 May 2012
It's been over a week since 96-year-old Nellie Herriott was last seen and all searches to date including the specialist search teams organised yesterday have been unable to locate her.
Detective Sergeant Duncan Elliott from Brighton and Hove CID said: "After yesterday's extensive search of the Whitehawk area it now looks like Nellie is somewhere else in the city or surrounding areas.
"There have been over 40 sightings of Nellie and we will continue to look into all of these in the hope that one of them will lead us to her."
"Again, I would like to sincerely thank the public and local media who have gone to great lengths to help us with our search for Nellie, their support has been tremendous and we are very grateful.
"I would also like to thank the specialist search teams who worked all day yesterday and into the evening scouring the Whitehawk area in a bid to find Nellie."
Nellie is described as white, of thin, fragile build, 4' 9", with straight white collar-length hair. She was wearing a knee-length blue-mauve coloured coat, black woolly hat, cream trousers and white shoes. Her glasses are missing a lens.
If you see her please call 101 quoting serial 1448 of 25/4.
One of the last sightings of Nellie was on this bus. Have you seen her.?
Update- 18 May 2012
The search for missing Nellie continues
Police are continuing their enquiries to try and find missing 96-year-old Nellie Herriott.
Despite extensive searches and numerous sightings being followed up by police, Nellie has still not been located.
A spokesperson said: "It has now been almost a month since Nellie was reported missing and officers have worked tirelessly to try and find her. We have been overwhelmed by support from the public and the media who have gone to great lengths to help us with our search, but the fact remains that the last confirmed sighting of Nellie was now several weeks ago.
"We don't want to speculate on what may have happened and it may be the case that she's no longer in the area. However, our enquiries continue and we would encourage anyone who thinks they may have seen her to contact police immediately and, if possible, stay with her."
Anyone who thinks they have information is asked to call police on 101 quoting serial 1448 of 25 April.
Update- 14 June 2012
Search for Nellie to be scaled down
It has been seven weeks since 96 year old Nellie Herriott was reported missing to police from her Brighton home.
The search for the very independent pensioner involved police investigating over 70 reported sightings, using specialist search teams, viewing many hours of CCTV, regularly checking local hospitals and a high profile social media campaign in a bid to locate her.
Detective Inspector Miles Ockwell, who led the investigation said: "It is very sad that despite an intensive investigation combined with tremendous help and support from the public and media, Nellie is still missing. Our thoughts are very much with her family and friends who still do not know what has happened to her.
"The case will not be closed down completely - I will personally review it on a monthly basis for the first three months and then six monthly after that and any new lines of inquiry that come up in the meantime will be investigated.
Nellie's niece, Lesley Hogg said: "I'd like to thank Sussex Police, social services and the public, especially in Brighton, for their amazing help and genuine participation in trying to find Nellie - which we have found very heart warming.
"It has all been very distressing, terrible and unfortunate. Nellie has always been an independent lady who loved her freedom. It is so sad that she has not been found."
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