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Police concerned for welfare of woman in Kendal

Police are concerned for the welfare of 20 year old woman who has walked off from a group of people in Kendal.

Jessica Smith was last seen at around 1.45pm outside the TK Maxx store on Strickland Gate, Kendal.

She is described as medium build, having long black hair and wearing leggings and a t-shirt.

She may not talk to strangers but anyone who believes they may have seen her are asked to contact Police immediately.


Cumbria Police "in contact with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office"

Cumbria Police have released a statement about their continued efforts to help the family of a man from Kendal who went missing while on holiday in Greece.

"Cumbria Constabulary are providing Family Liaison support to Mr Bainbridge's relatives in the UK.

“The investigations on-going in Anti Paxos are within the jurisdiction of the Authorities in Greece.

“However, Cumbria Constabulary are in contact with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office and Interpol and will provide any assistance required should a request be received."

– Spokesperson for Cumbria Constabulary



Full Report: Search for missing man enters sixth day

The family of a man from Kendal, who is missing in Greece, have asked Cumbria police to join the search.

67-year-old Roger Bainbridge has not been seen for six days.

Relatives say he is very fit for his age and that his disappearance is completely out of character.

Cumbria Police have told ITV News that they are happy to help with the investigation if they are asked by the Greek authorities.

Katie Hunter's full report is below.


Full Report: Search continues for Kendal man missing in Greece

The family of a man from Cumbria who is missing in Greece are calling for Britain to send police officers to investigate.

67-year-old Roger Bainbridge, from Kendal, was last seen on Thursday when he left his sister's home to go walking on the small island of Antipaxos.

A military helicopter from Athens is now searching but the family says they are losing hope he will be found alive.

Finola Miles has the latest - watch her full report below.



Man missing from tiny Greek Island of Anti Paxos

The tiny Greek island of Anti Paxos (A) is just two square miles and lies off the coast of Corfu Credit: Google Maps

Missing Cumbrian man Roger Bainbridge boarded a boat from Paxos to the tiny island of Anti Paxos.

The island is the smallest of the Ionian islands, with just two square miles of land and a population of around 60 people.

Anti Paxos lies about one mile south of Paxos, and is mainly made up of vineyards.

There are two main beaches on the island, Voutoumi and Vrika, one small harbour, and no roads.

Voutomi beach is one of two beaches on the island of Anti Paxos Credit: Google Maps

Family hire helicopter to help with search

"We're really grateful to the Greek authorities for their help so far. We are however aware that their resources on the island are fairly limited, so we have paid for a helicopter to help with the search.

"We don't think he would go swimming, as he had all of his valuables with him, and as he was alone, it would be out of character for him to leave them on the beach.

"We're hoping that he's maybe gone for a walk and perhaps fallen over and able to get help."

– Iain Bainbridge, son of Roger Bainbridge

Cumbrian man missing from Greek island

Roger Bainbridge Credit: Bainbridge family

Specialist search teams have been brought in to look for a Cumbrian man who has gone missing while on holiday in the Greek islands.

Roger Bainbridge, 67, from Kendal, was visiting his sister Maggie Cooper on the island of Paxos when he went missing.

Mr Bainbridge had taken a ferry to a nearby island of Antipaxos last Thursday, but when he didn't return for a family barbecue later that night they raised the alarm.

The Greek Embassy says that a 10-strong search team has been brought in from neighbouring Corfu.

A Greek Embassy Spokesman said:

"They are concentrating on the Antipaxos area. He went there and it is thought that is where he went missing. At this stage we don't know what happened to him and are focusing on finding him."

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