Wednesday, 20 August 2008 - 9:30am |
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Search for woman missing from Dallington continues

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Christchurch Police are this morning continuing their search of the area around Rupert Place where a 39 year old woman left home around midnight Monday/ Tuesday.

Search and Rescue are searching along the Avon River in the Avonside area and an area canvas is underway.

"We ask anyone in the vicinity of Gayhurst Road to check their properties in case she has taken shelter in an outside shed or garage," says DSS David Harvey.

Christchurch Police are concerned for the well being of the woman who has been missing from her Dallington home since midnight Monday/Tuesday 18/19 August.

The 39 year old mother of three left an address in Rupert Place, off Gayhurst Road, about midnight wearing only night attire. She has not contacted her family or friends or been heard from or sighted since that time.

"The weather was atrocious that night, very cold and wet with snow," says DSS David Harvey.

She is described as Caucasian, of slim, small build with long dark hair. She was only wearing a blue satin nightdress, a maroon toweling robe and her feet were bare.

'We have real concerns for her safety,' says Detective Senior Sergeant David Harvey.

Anyone who has sighted this woman or who has any information as to her safety is asked to contact Christchurch Police, phone 363 7400 immediately.