Growing concern for missing Luton woman

Samantha Paine, also known as Samantha Chase, has gone missing from Luton. Credit: Bedfordshire Police.

Bedfordshire Police say they are becoming increasingly concerned about the welfare of a 21-year-old woman who has been missing since yesterday evening.

Samantha Paine – also known as Samantha Chase - was last seen when she left her home in Rivergate Towers, Luton, at around 6pm.

Police said it was out of character for Samantha not to contact her family or friends.

She left home without her bag, mobile phone or any money but could have taken her dog with her – a blue Staffordshire bull terrier with a white chest, brown collar, hazel eyes and a scar under its jaw.

Samantha has links to the Hart Hill and Hockwell Ring areas of Luton as well as Dunstable.