Police co-ordinating the search for missing York woman, Sheila Sykes, say they are focussing their efforts in an area close to where she was last seen. The 73-year-old has not been seen since leaving her home address in Dunnington at 8pm on Friday 1 March.
A police helicopter, along with the Scarborough Search and Rescue Team, is searching the Hagg Wood area, south east of Dunnington. The Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team is also scouring the banks of the River Derwent. it is believed she has a bus pass and may have travelled further afield.
She is described as white, 5ft 3in tall, with a medium build and short dyed blonde hair. When she was last seen, Sheila was wearing a white hooded coat with black check, black trousers and black patent leather shoes.
“Sheila, all of your family are very concerned to know that you are safe and well. If you see or hear this appeal, please get in touch with them straight away so that they can speak to you. If you would prefer, you can contact the police directly."
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