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Urgent search for missing woman in Cornwall

Urgent search for missing woman in Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 10:54am 6th December 2018. (Updated at 11:04am 6th December 2018)

Police say fears are growing for the safety of a woman, missing from her home in west Cornwall.

Joanna Aplin was last seen at home in the Cadgwith area at around 7am on Wednesday morning.

The 61-year-old's car was discovered at Coverack that evening, after searches inland and on the coast.

Coastguards rescue teams, the coastguard and police helicopters and the Lizard lifeboat have been involved.

"Police are seeking the public's help to locate a 61-year-old woman missing from her Helston home.

"Officers are concerned for the welfare of Joanna Aplin who was last seen at home in the Cadgwith area around 7am yesterday [5 December].

"Police have been carrying out land and coastal searches around Helston and the Lizard areas in conjunction with HM Coastguard teams and helicopter, the police helicopter plus the Lizard Lifeboat.

"Her vehicle was located at Coverack last night.

"Officers are appealing for anyone who sees Joanna to contact them via 999.

"She is described as white, around 5ft 3ins tall, and has grey shoulder length hair. She was last seen wearing a grey jersey, a blue anorak, jeans and brown walking boots".

Devon and Cornwall Police

If you see Joanna or know of her whereabouts please contact police via 999, quoting log number 652 of 05/12/18.

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