New search operation for Natalie Jenkins sees officers focus on 10 Middlesbrough streets

Natalie Jenkins Credit: Cleveland Police

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Natalie Jenkins have launched a major search operation in central Middlesbrough.

Trained officers working with a specialist search dog will ask approximately 1,300 residents for permission to go into the front and rear gardens of their properties.

Cleveland Police are looking for clues or items belonging to Natalie, who went missing in December 2019 and who detectives believe has been murdered. Natalie was last seen leaving her home on Westbury Street in Thornaby on Wednesday 11 December, at around 10 o'clock in the morning.

Wednesday's investigations follows searches of Albert Park and Acklam Steelworks in April this year.

Officers are focusing on 10 streets near to the last confirmed CCTV sighting of Natalie on Park Road South, on 10th December 2019.

Homeowners will be approached by officers wearing PPE who will ask for permission to search their gardens with the dog, but they will not be going inside anyone’s home.

  • Detective Chief Inspector Mark Dimelow, Cleveland Police:

A 40-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and a 65-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of perverting the course of justice, both have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Crimestoppers has offered a £10,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction of the person or persons responsible for Natalie’s murder.

Natalie Jenkins was last seen on 11 December 2019 Credit: Cleveland Police

Natalie is described as:

  • A white female

  • Of very slim build

  • Around 5’5” tall

  • With fair complexion

  • Straight brown hair

  • She has hazel eyes and a missing front tooth.

Natalie also has a tattoo saying SWANNY on her neck and another on her wrist saying SWANN.

Anyone with information as to Natalie’s whereabouts or anyone who may have seen her, is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.