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200 jobs at risk after packing firm goes into administration

Almost two hundred jobs are at risk after Hereford-based packaging firm Gelpack announced it was in administration.

Hereford-based packaging firm Gelpack announced it was in administration. Credit: Google Maps

Gelpack has recently suffered difficult trading conditions, according to the administrators KPMG.

Most workers have been at home except for a small number who are helping to fulfil outstanding orders.

KPMG confirmed there have been no redundancies, and that it is looking for a buyer for the business.

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Police extremely concerned for welfare of missing woman

Shirley Butler Credit: West Mercia Police

West Mercia Police say they are extremely concerned for the welfare of a missing 66-year-old woman from Hereford.

Shirley Butler has not been seen since Sunday evening (30 April). Her car was found in Waterfield Road, Hereford, on Monday morning.

Shirley is white, about 5 foot tall, of slim build, with short blonde hair cut short over her ears. She has been known to wear different coloured wigs. She was last seen wearing white slip-on shoes, black trousers and a multi-coloured cardigan.

Shirley Butler Credit: West Mercia Police

PC Steven Blake said:

We're extremely concerned for Shirley's welfare and are keen to find her as soon as possible. If anyone sees her or knows of her whereabouts I would urge them to contact us as soon as possible.

– PC Steven Blake
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