Man charged over grandmother's disappearance

A man from Halifax charged with the murder of missing grandmother

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Search for missing Pamela continues

More than fifty officers are continuing to search for a missing grandmother from County Durham.

55-year-old Pamela Jackson, also known as Cris or Crissie, has not been seen since Saturday 2 March and was reported missing by one of her sons when he became seriously concerned for her welfare.

A man from Halifax, 50-year-old Adrian Muir, has appeared in court charged with her murder.

"One of the key actions for us is to piece together a picture of Pamela's lifestyle to help focus our search efforts.

"From what we have learned so far, she appears to be someone who rarely goes far from home and contacts people online a great deal.

"She tends to spend a large part of her day on Facebook or taking part in online games, although she is also known to be a regular visitor to Chester-le-Street market on Saturdays."

– Superintendent Graham Hall, Durham Constabulary

Anyone with information is being asked to contact Durham Police by calling 101, or by ringing Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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Man remanded over missing County Durham partner

A 50-year-old man has appeared in court after the disappearance of his County Durham partner and said "I haven't murdered anybody".

Adrian Muir appeared at Consett Magistrates' Court charged with murdering 55-year-old Pamela Jackson between March 2 and March 8 in Chester-le-Street.

A team of 40 officers are still searching for Mrs Jackson, who was reported missing by one of her three sons on Thursday.

When the clerk read out the charge, Muir, in a blue sweatshirt and with his hands clasped behind his back, replied from behind the glass dock: "I haven't murdered anybody."

No formal pleas were entered and he was remanded in custody to appear before a judge at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday.

Muir, from Halifax in West Yorkshire, had no fixed address, the court heard.

Pamela, also known as Cris or Crissie, does not drive and does not work due to health issues.

She is:

  • Petite
  • 5 feet tall
  • Slim build
  • Very long black hair - usually straightened
  • Black rose tattoo on her upper right arm
  • Large Celtic-style letters on her upper left arm
  • Usually wears vintage-style clothing with rings and costume jewellery

Man charged with murdering grandmother

A man has been charged with the murder of Pamela Jackson, who has been missing for more than a week. Adrian Muir from Halifax, West Yorkshire, is due to appear before magistrates in Consett.

Ms Jackson from Chester-le-Street was reported missing by her son and was last seen on 2nd March. Durham Police officers are continuing to search for her.

Man questioned over missing grandmother

Pamela Jackson - missing grandmother Credit: Durham Police

Police are continuing to question a man from West Yorkshire in connection with the disappearance of a grandmother. Pamela Jackson, who is 55, went missing more than a week ago from her home in County Durham.

A 50-year-old from Halifax was arrested yesterday and is being questioned by Durham Police.

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