CONCERNS are growing for the welfare of a missing Christchurch woman who was last seen on Monday evening.
Dorset Police said Sarah Moore (54) had been upset, and left her home in Fairmile Road on foot without her mobile phone.
Officers said Sarah was last seen there at around 9pm on Monday. It is not known exactly when she left but she had not returned by 8.30am today (Wednesday).
She is white, 5ft 6in tall and of slim build with medium-length, wavy, dark-brown hair and brown eyes.
Sarah usually wears glasses and has a tattoo of two bluebirds on her wrist. She may be wearing a long, green coat.
Police have been searching with the National Police Air Service helicopter and volunteers from Dorset Search & Rescue. More images of Sarah were later released during the day.
Chief Inspector Rob Chalkley, of Dorset Police, said: “We are very much in need of the public’s help as we have not been able to establish where Sarah might have gone.”
Officers have appealed directly to Sarah for her to get in touch with the police or her family to let them know she is alright.
Ch. Insp. Lindsay Dudfield said: “Sarah is understood to have been upset recently and it is believed she left her address on foot and without her mobile phone.
“We are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare and are carrying out searches as we make every effort to locate her.
“I would urge anyone with information about Sarah’s whereabouts, or who has seen a woman matching the description given, since the evening of Monday 9th December, to please contact us immediately.”
Anyone with information about Sarah’s whereabouts should contact Dorset Police via www.dorset.police.uk, email@example.com or by calling 101, quoting incident number 11:85.