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Fresh picture of missing woman from Thornbury

Frankie Warren hasn't been seen since Wednesday morning Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The search continues for Frankie Warren, the 26-year-old woman who went missing from her home in Thornbury in South Gloucestershire on Wednesday morning.

Her car was found by West Midlands Police near woodland in Sedgley. Searches of the area have been taking place but there has been no sign of her.

Missing woman was 'upset and unwell'

Officers from Avon and Somerset Police are 'increasingly concerned' for Ms Warren's welfare. They said she had recently been 'upset and unwell'.

West Midlands Police discovered the 26-year old's silver Honda Civic near woodland in Sedgley in the West Midlands on Thursday evening.

A large search of the area took place, which began again at first light on Friday.

Her family, and the police officers searching for her, are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare because of her state of mind when she left.

Since she has disappeared she has made no attempt to contact family or friends.

Ms Warren had never disappeared before and did not have any links to the West Midlands."

– Avon and Somerset Police spokesman

Missing Thornbury woman's car found

Frankie Warren has been missing since Wednesday. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Police searching for a missing woman from Thornbury have found her car in woodland in the Midlands.

26-year-old Frankie Warren was last seen at her house on Wednesday morning but did not turn up at work that day.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.


Concern for missing woman from Thornbury

Frankie Warren hasn't been seen since yesterday morning Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are trying to trace a 26-year-old woman who has gone missing from Thornbury in South Gloucestershire.

Frankie Warren was last seen by her parents yesterday morning (Wednesday). Her car, a silver Honda Civic, is believed to have been in the West Midlands area yesterday afternoon.

It's thought she could be in Worcester.

Officers say she has never disappeared before. They are worried about her as she has been upset and unwell recently.

Men jailed for car park bag snatch

Craig Walters, 30, of Thornbury, was jailed for three years and three months. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Two men who robbed a woman in a supermarket car park in Thornbury have been jailed.

A 40-year-old woman was walking across the Tesco car park last November. A car drove past and the passenger grabbed her bag, pulling her to the ground as the vehicle drive off.

The man who took the bag, Craig Walters, 30, of Thornbury, was jailed for three years and three months at Bristol Crown Court. The car driver, Kai Rossiter, 31, also of Thornbury, was jailed for two years.

Neighbourhood Inspector Andy Workman said: "This sort of street crime is unusual in Thornbury, which has lower than average crime levels. I hope the sentence will reassure local people."

Kai Rossiter, 31, of Thornbury, was jailed for two years. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police
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