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Police search for missing Byker woman

Pau Kim Lau left her house on Friday 2 May. Credit: Northumbria Police
She lives at Molineux Court in Byker. Credit: Northumbria Police
Her family say it is out of character for her to go missing. Credit: Northumbria Police
Pau Kim Lau has now been missing for one week. Credit: Northumbria Police

Police searching for a missing woman are revisiting the area she was last seen exactly one week after she disappeared.

Pau Kim Lau was reported missing from her home at Molineux Court in Byker in Newcastle. Officers say she left her house just before 6pm on Friday 2 May. The 36-year-old's family say that it is out of character for her to go missing and are becoming increasingly concerned for her.


Woman's handbag stolen in Byker charity shop

Police are appealing for information after a pensioner had her bag stolen in a Byker charity shop.

It happened after 2pm on Friday 17 January at Barnados on Shields Road when a 79-year-old woman was approached by someone who distracted her and then stole her handbag from her trolley, before leaving the store.

Officers are keen to speak to any witnesses or anyone with information.

999 service lost in Byker

People in Byker could not call 999 from landlines between 2am and 4.50am today (November 26). 1,000 telephone lines were affected around Shields Road to its junction with Algernon Road. Residents could still call 101 and use mobile phones.

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