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81-year-old woman found by police helicopter crew

81-year-old Maureen Griffin was found this afternoon after having been missing for two days. Photo: Avon & Somerset Police

An 81-year-old woman from Alveston in South Gloucestershire who had been missing since Saturday night, 25 August, has been found.

People had been urged to check their sheds, outbuildings and garages for any sign of Maureen Griffin but in the end she was spotted by the crew of the police helicopter in the local area.

She has been taken to hospital for a check up.

Officers have thanked everyone for their help in the search for her.

Good news - missing 81-year-old Alveston woman Maureen Griffin has been found.

She was spotted by a National Police Air Service helicopter crew in the local area earlier this afternoon. She's been taken to hospital to be checked over.

We'd like to thank everyone who offered support, called in with information and kept a look out for her.

– Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson
Maureen Griffin is from the Alveston area of south Gloucestershire. Credit: Avon & Somerset Police