Search resumes for Pamela

Police have resumed their search for a missing woman from County Durham. Pamela Jackson went missing at the beginning of March and has not been seen since.

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Missing Pamela Jackson: have you seen this car?

Detectives want to hear from anyone who has seen this car Credit: Durham Police

Police investigating the disappearance of Pamela Jackson from County Durham are appealing to anyone who may have seen a Silver KIA car. They have released photographs of the vehicle.

Police believe the car could have been seen in Chester-le-Street or the Halifax area in Yorkshire Credit: Durham Police

Officers are trying to track the movements of the car between 1st and 8th March as they believe it is linked with a suspect arrested on suspicion of Pamela Jackson's murder.

55 year old Pamela Jackson has been missing since March 2nd Credit: Durham Police

Pamela Jackson was reported missing by her son on March 7th. She hasn't been seen since March 2nd.

Since then her bank and social media accounts have been untouched. Police are growing increasingly worried that she has come to significant harm.

Anyone with information should call Durham Police on 101.


River search for Pamela Jackson called off

Police searching for missing Pamela Jackson have had to call off the search of the river because of the bad weather.

Pamela Jackson has now been missing for two weeks.

Searches of the River Wear in Chester-le-Street were carried out over the weekend with help from the fell rescue team.

Officers are continuing ground searches for the missing County Durham woman across the Chester-le-Street area today.

"Unfortunately the river level is too high to safely continue the search, once the water recedes officers from the Northumbria police's marine unit will continue to assist us in the search for Pamela."

"I would still encourage anyone with information about Pamela's disappearance to contact police on 101."

– Chief Inspector Elaine Taylor

New image of missing Pamela Jackson

Durham Police have released a new image of Pamela Jackson, who has been missing from Chester-le-Street for nearly two weeks.

Officers have extended their search for her to the River Wear, where small boats will be covering the area from Durham County Cricket Club to Fatfield. Police have also been combing gardens and a nearby nature reserve.

Pamela Jackson was reported missing by one of her three sons. Credit: Durham Police

Hunt for missing Pamela moves to the river

The search for a grandmother from County Durham whose boyfriend has been charged with her murder will switch to a river and its banks, police have said.

55-year-old Pamela Jackson was reported missing from her home in Chester-le-Street a week ago and has not been seen since 2 March.

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

A major operation to find her has been mounted, with police and search specialists scouring Chester-le-Street town centre, railway embankments and woodland.

Durham Police said officers will take to the River Wear to join the search, concentrating on the stretch of water from Durham County Cricket Club to Fatfield in Washington.

Anyone who has any information which could help the police is asked to contact the force on 101 and ask for the incident room.

"It is now one week since Pamela was reported missing and in that time there has been a tremendous amount of work carried out to try and determine what has happened to her.

"We are continuing to explore every possibility and following up all the actions we would normally do to locate a high-risk missing person.

"The specialists from the marine unit and the search and rescue volunteers will provide expert and additional support for our own teams."

– Chief Inspector Elaine Taylor

Man appears in court charged with murdering his missing partner

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman who has been missing since the beginning of March.

50-year-old Adrian Muir from Halifax in West Yorkshire is charged with her murder and appeared by videolink at Newcastle Crown Court.

He was not asked to enter a plea to the charge and spoke only to confirm his name.

Chief Inspector Elaine Taylor spoke to ITV News about the continued search for Pamela Jackson.


Search for missing Pamela widens

Specially-trained police officers are continuing to search for a missing woman from County Durham.

Pamela Jackson has not been seen since Saturday 2nd March when her son spoke to her at the home they shared in The Crescent in Chester-le-Street.

Since that time she has made no contact with any friends of family, has not accessed her bank account and there has been no activity on her Facebook profile.

More than fifty officers and other staff are currently involved in the search for the missing grandmother.

Police are now searching the area around Chester-le-Street, including railway lines and the town's viaduct, and have distributed posters with her photograph across the town.

House to house enquiries have been carried out and a forensic team is continuing to examine Pamela's Chester-le-Street home.

"Even though a man has been charged with her murder, Pamela is still classed as a high-risk missing person.

"We owe it to her family to do all we can to locate her, or find clues as to where she might have gone."

"A huge amount of work is being done by all those involved and numerous leads are being followed up.

"We are also in regular contact with Pamela's family and keeping them informed of any developments,"

– Chief Inspector Elaine Taylor

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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