1. ITV Report

Police step up search to find missing woman in Lancashire

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Lindsay Birbeck are appealing for information to find a dog walker who was in the area she was last seen.

CCTV footage showed Lindsay, from Huncoat, around 4.10pm on Monday the 12th of August in the Burnley Road area walking in the direction of Accrington.

Police say they've been carrying out a number of enquiries including house to house, CCTV and searches but so far there is no trace of the 47-year-old.

Officers believe Lindsay may have walked from Burnley Road into a wooded area known as The Coppice.

Police are particularly keen to trace a dog walker who was in the Peel Park Avenue area between 4-5pm and who may have seen Lindsay.

He is described as a white man, aged in his late 40s, 5ft 6in tall, of medium build with short dark hair and wearing glasses. He is believed to have been wearing a dark jacket or coat and was walking a small black Labrador.

Credit: Lancashire Police

We believe this man would have seen Lindsay around 4.30pm at the top of Peel Park Avenue, close to the allotments, on the day she went missing.

If this is you, or you recognise the man described, please come forward immediately.

Lindsay’s family are obviously very worried about her disappearance as it is very out of character.

We would encourage anyone who has seen Lindsay, or knows where she is, to contact police immediately.

– Det Insp Tim McDermott, of Lancashire Police

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 0016 of August 13. For immediate sightings please call 999.