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Helicopter joins search for missing pensioner in Lincolnshire

Police in Lincolnshire are searching for a missing pensioner who has not been seen since Wednesday afternoon.

Dorothy Woodhead, 80, was last seen at around 3.30pm near her home in Tetford, near Horncastle.

Dorothy Woodhead, 80, was last seen at around 3.30pm near her home in Tetford, near Horncastle.

She has short grey hair, is of slim build, and was wearing navy 3/4 length trousers, a short sleeved light blue top, fawn cap, and purple and white trainers.

She is described as physically very mobile, but vulnerable due to memory issues and today's extreme heat.

M1 expected to be closed overnight

The stretch of M1 where a lorry burst in to flames earlier today is expected to be closed overnight for resurfacing, according to Highways England.

M1 expected to be closed overnight Credit: Faye Victoria

The agency is hoping the road will be reopened in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour, but due to high temperatures overnight it was difficult to predict the exact time it could take traffic.

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