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Marie Scott: family's emotional plea to mum who vanished two months ago

'Mum is our life as a family' Photo: Family

The husband of a woman who vanished two months ago says he hopes they will be reunited in time to celebrate their 41st wedding anniversary.

Marie Scott hasn't been seen since she walked out of her home in Altringham, Manchester, just before Christmas.

Now, her husband Jim and his sons Stuart and James have spoken of their desperation to see Marie return home safe.

The pain and anguish she was going through we can’t imagine - to get to this level...

We need you back, Marie. There should be four in this immediate family.

– Jim Scott, husband

Marie Scott: what we know so far

Marie vanished from her home in Hale, near Altrincham, on Monday, December 18.

She boarded a 12.30pm tram from Altricham Metrolink station after leaving her home in Sandileigh Avenue.

She got off at Deansgate at 12.54pm and made her way along Deansgate where she spoke to a couple outside Blacks store at about 1.07pm.

The couple circled had a conversation with Marie. Credit: GMP

Further images show her near The Wharf pub in Castlefield, at around 1.20pm the same day. She walked across the footbridge in front of The Wharf before having a conversation with someone for around 20 seconds. It is believed she was asking them for directions. Marie then walked off towards Castlefield Bowl.

There was then a further sighting of Marie at Duke Street car park just before 2.10pm.

Police know Marie took the Metrolink from the Deansgate Castlefield stop to Victoria Station and got in a cab, travelling to Heaton Park before changing her mind about getting out and asking the driver to take her to The Rock shopping centre in Bury.

She was then caught on CCTV walking along Rochdale Road towards the Itsababy shop.

She knows Bury a little bit but there’s no real link whatsoever, so we can’t really understand why she’d be there.

– Stuart, son

Her son Stuart has begged her to come home.

“It’s been devastating. Mum is our life as a family. We’re so upset about her. We’re missing her so much. And we just love her so much it’s been a really tricky time for the family and we just want her back in our life - back with us."

“She’s an incredible mum, an incredible person, caring, bubbly, she’s funny. But I think the caring aspect of her is what everyone loves about her. She’s just a fantastic person, a perfect mum for me and we just want her back safe and we just love her.”