Cordon still in place following search for missing Kent mum

Police searching an area of woodland near to Sarah's home. Credit: ITV Meridan

Areas of Fawkham in Sevenoaks remains cordoned off as the search continues for a missing mum from Kent.

On Wednesday evening, cordons were put around areas in the village while police and forensic investigators carried out thorough searches.

Sarah Wellgreen went missing for more than two weeks ago. Police are now treating the disappearance as a "potential murder".

The 46-year-old was last seen in the Bazes Shaw area of New Ash Green, where she lives, on October 9 and has not been in contact her family since.

Her car was at her home address and there have been no transactions on her bank or credit cards, according to Kent Police.

A man in his 30s was arrested on October 16 and was released on bail pending further inquiries until November 16

"We are investigating the disappearance of Sarah.

Detective Superintendent Paul Fotheringham

Residents said Ms Wellgreen was seen regularly around the Bazes Shaw area with her young children but commuted to Portsmouth where she is believed to work in a beauty salon.

One resident said there had been a large police presence in the area and estimated there had been "at least 100" officers around the village alongside local search parties.

About 200 people volunteered to help police carry out searches in the area near Ms Wellgreen's home over the weekend.

ITV News Meridian spoke to Martin Prus, Sarah's boss and friend who has described her as a "strong character".

"We have experts with specialist technology and forensic scientists working with us to try and find Sarah.

Detective Superintendent Paul Fotheringham

The force has described her as white, around 5ft 7in tall, of medium build, with green eyes and straight brown shoulder-length hair.

Anyone with information should contact Kent Police on 0207 158 0011, freephone 0800 056 0154 quoting 11-0423, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.