Police 'increasingly concerned' for missing woman after jewellery and phone found in Norwich park

Concern is growing for a missing woman after clothing, jewellery and her mobile phone were found in a city park.

Gaynor Lord, 55, was last seen in London Street in Norwich city centre on Friday afternoon.

On Saturday, police said she was seen heading towards the city cathedral and failed to return home from work that evening.

Items belonging to the missing woman were found in Wensum Park and officers are continuing to search the area for her.

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Police have revealed the items found by a member of the public included clothing and jewellery, which officers were able to link back to Ms Lord.

Other items, including her mobile phone, have since been discovered in the park.

A cordon remained in place on Sunday while searches continued by specialist officers.

Police are on guard outside the park gates Credit: ITV News Anglia

The park was sealed off with police on duty at each gate, while officers could be seen alongside the River Wensum.

Police have sealed off Wensum Park as they search for the missing woman Credit: ITV News Anglia

Ms Lord is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall, and was wearing a white shirt and yellow tank top with a large olive-coloured coat over the top. She has blonde shoulder length hair in a bob.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen her since she was reported missing.

Norwich commander Supt Wes Hornigold said: “We are concerned for Gaynor’s welfare and would like to hear from anyone who may have seen her on Friday afternoon when we believe she would have been travelling on foot.

“Following the discovery of her belongings, our search activity is focused on Wensum Park which has been closed to the public to allow us to do this and is likely to be closed for the rest of the day.”

Anyone with information or who knows of his whereabouts should contact Norfolk Police on 101 quoting incident number 427 of 8 December.

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