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Police appeal for missing pensioner

Sara Taylor Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Dorset say they are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 76-year-old woman - with officers appealing for help from the public.

Sara Taylor of Beaminster has been missing from her home in the town since around 3pm on Thursday.

Insp Bob Jacobs said: "Sara can be easily confused and her family are understandably concerned that she may come to some harm.

"I believe that it's likely that Sara is still in the Beaminster area. She is reasonably fit for her age and she has been known to walk considerable distances."

Sara is white, well built, around five feet seven inches tall, with short grey hair. It's thought that she was wearing dark red trousers, a light coloured jacket and wellington boots when she was last seen.

Insp Jacobs continued: "It's important that we make sure that Sara is safe and well and I am urging anyone who has seen a woman matching Sara's description to contact police on 101.

"I am appealing for anyone with any information about Sara's whereabouts to get in touch at the earliest opportunity."

Anyone with any information or knowledge as to Sara's whereabouts should call Dorset Police on 101, quoting incident number 28:316.

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