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Body found by police hunting for missing 80 year old woman

Ann Grisman had been missing since Friday Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The body of a woman has been found by police searching for missing Ann Grisman.

Ann, who was 80, had been missing since Friday after going on a shopping trip to Taunton.

The discovery was made this morning in the Wellington area by a member of the public.

Police say her death is not being treated as suspicious.

The search for missing Ann continues

80 year old Ann Grisman has been missing since Friday 28 November Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police in Somerset are continuing to search for 80-year-old Ann Grisman who has been missing since Friday 28 November.

She was staying with relatives in Wellington - and was last seen in nearby Nynehead on Sunday 30 November.

Officers have been looking for her near the River Tone at Nynehead.

I'm told that Ann likes walking, she walks very fast, she isn't from this area so I'm just wondering whether she might be confused as to where she is but it does give me some hope that she is fit and well and in our area somewhere.

– Det Ch Insp Marie Wright, Avon & Somerset Police

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Daughter joins search for missing 80-year-old woman

Police officers searching the area by the River Tone at Nynehead Credit: ITV News

The daughter of an 80-year-old woman who's been missing since Friday has joined police searching for her mother.

Ann Grisman was seen in the village of Nynehead near Wellington yesterday and officers have been searching the area in the hope of finding her. They are also asking people nearby to check their sheds and garages in case she has found shelter there.

Her daughter, Sue Kemp, is extremely concerned.

Well obviously I'm very worried now because she'll have been outdoors for three nights. She's 80 so... She's just been wandering around. I don't know how she's managed to keep going out in the dark, in the cold. I know it's not that cold but to somebody who's 80 it is going to be cold.

– Sue Kemp, Daughter
A poster has been produced asking for people's help in finding Ann Grisman Credit: ITV News

Search for missing 80 year old switches to Nynehead

Ann Grisman pictured last Friday Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

The search for missing Somerset woman Ann Grisman has been refocussed on the village of Nynehead, near Wellington after reports of her being seen there following a shopping trip to Taunton.

The 80 year old went missing on Friday and police know that she arrived in Wellington by taxi with three other people and got out of the vehicle in the Waitrose car park. However, it is now thought that she did not get back into the taxi, contrary to earlier reports.

Ann is described as a white woman, aged 80, about 5ft 4ins tall with silver coloured hair. She wears glasses and when she went missing was wearing a red coat and red handbag.

A CCTV still of Ann shows her on the day she went missing. She did not have her medication with her.

Police are asking anyone who lives in Nynehead or the surrounding area to check garden outbuildings, sheds or garages.

Police search for taxi driver after elderly lady missing

Police search for taxi driver after elderly lady missing Credit: ITV News

Police are intensifying their search for an 80 year old woman who has been missing since Friday evening. Ann Grisman suffers from problems with her memory. She travelled from Hereford to stay with relatives in Wellington.

Police search nearby fields and outbuildings Credit: ITV News

It's known she shared a taxi from Taunton to Wellington on Friday evening after a shopping trip. Police are asking shoppers in Wellington if they've seen her and are trying to find the taxi driver. They think she may have got back in his cab.

A large team of police, along with the Exmoor Search and Rescue unit and Devon and Somerset Fire officers have spent the day searching nearby fields and outbuildings.

Sergeant James Williams is from Avon & Somerset Police:

Concern grows for missing elderly woman in Wellington

80 year old Ann Grisman hasn't been seen since yesterday morning Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

Police are concerned about an elderly lady who has been missing since yesterday morning. 80 year old Ann Grisman was visiting relatives in the Wellington area and was dropped off in the town centre about 10:30am so that she could catch the bus to do some shopping in Taunton. Police say this is something she often did but it is believed she may not have got on the bus. Mrs Grisman is described to be suffering some memory loss and did not return back from her shopping trip.

Ann is described as a white woman, aged 80, about 5ft 4ins with silver coloured hair. She wears glasses and when she went missing was wearing a red coat and red handbag.

Concern is growing because she has missed taking medication.

We are urging people in the Wellington area to check garages, outbuildings and sheds just in case Ann got lost and decided to find shelter overnight.

– Police spokesperson

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Man appears in court over supermarket fire

Part of the roof was destroyed in the fire. Credit: ITV News West Country

A man's appeared in court to deny arson after a supermarket in Wellington was left badly damaged by fire.

The roof at the entrance to the Waitrose store collapsed in the blaze on Sunday.

24-year-old Robert Pitman was remanded in custody by Taunton Deane Magistrates. He's due to appear at Taunton Crown Court next month.

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