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Appeal to trace 'vulnerable' missing Stockton woman

Helen Willmore

Police are urgently appealing to trace 32-year-old Helen Willmore, from Stockton, who has not been seen since 8.30am on January 19.

Helen is 5’7” tall, slim with long, straight, dark brown hair. Officers say she could be in a black Citroen C1, registration NV58ZZB.

She is known to visit the Castle Eden Walkway area of Stockton as well as Whitby. Police believe she is vulnerable.

Anyone who has seen Helen or her vehicle yesterday or throughout the night is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones spotted bargain hunting in Whitby

Catherine Zeta-Jones was spotted looking for a bargain in Whitby. Credit: Ross Parry
According to staff at the Homeworks store, she looked at a canvas of Audrey Hepurn but then left without making a purchase. Credit: Ross Parry
The Welsh Hollywood star, pictured with her husband Michael Douglas, was in the area filming a big screen adaptation of Dad's Army. Credit: PA

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been spotted looking for a bargain in Whitby, North Yorkshire.

The Welsh Hollywood star was in the area filming a big screen adaptation of Dad's Army.

According to staff at the Homeworks store, she looked at a canvas of Audrey Hepurn but then left without making a purchase.

Whitby's piers "could collapse at any time"

The government's being urged to take Credit: PA Images

There are warnings that one of the piers which protects Whitby could "collapse at any time" as a plea for urgent government funding is made to protect the town. An appeal's been made to the Government for 3.8 million pounds of emergency funding to save the town's two landmark piers, amid warnings the situation is now "critical". A delegation of local politicians has told the Government that the harbour and surrounding homes and businesses could be at risk unless there is swift action.

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Appeal to government to save Whitby piers

Whitby Pier Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

An appeal has been made to the Government for £3.8m of emergency funding to save Whitby's two landmark piers - amid warnings the situation is now "critical".

A delegation of politicians in the district has told the Government that the harbour and surrounding homes and businesses could be at risk from the North Sea without swift action to bolster its walled protection.

Woman's injuries "not suspicious" say police in Whitby

Police investigating how a woman suffered a serious head injury before she was found in Whitby do not believe there are suspicious circumstances.

She was found at 6:45am on Henrietta Street, in an area near the bottom of the 199 steps, which lead to Whitby Abbey. North Yorkshire Police have lifted a cordon they imposed around the area for investigations.

The woman, 45, was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and her injuries are no longer thought to be life-threatening.

Woman found in Whitby with life-threatening injuries

A woman was airlifted to hospital after she was found with unexplained life-threatening injuries on Henrietta Street in Whitby.

The area around the 199 steps, which lead up to Whitby Abbey, has been cordoned off while police officers investigate what happened.

The area around the 199 steps was cordoned off by North Yorkshire Police Credit: Bing

The woman, aged 45, was discovered at 6:45am with a head injury. She was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.

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