Concern grows for missing lady
A MISSING 96-year-old Brighton lady could have travelled to Eastbourne on the bus.
Police say there is increasing concern for Nellie Herriott, who lives on her own in central Brighton.
Nellie was seen leaving the cafe at the BHS store in Churchill Square, Brighton, at about 2.25pm on April 23 and someone who knows her has now come forward to say they saw her on a bus in London Road, Brighton, going towards the city centre, at about 12.30pm on April 24.
She is described as white, thin, 4ft 9in tall, with short curly hair.
She was wearing a blue coat, a black hat with pale coloured trousers and shoes and was carrying a beige coloured handbag. It is not known whether she had any money. Her bus pass has now been found in her flat.
The two new images are from BHS shop CCTV, showing Nellie in the BHS cafe on April 21, two days before she was last seen but they do show the clothing she was wearing when last seen.
Detective Constable Suzy MacLintock said, “Nellie is very vulnerable due to her age and the fact that she also suffers from Alzheimers, which can cause her to become confused.
“It’s been five days since she was last seen and despite widespread enquiries, including distribution of posters in the city, there have been no further sightings of her. We are very anxious to hear from anyone who thinks they may know where she is.
“These two latest images do give a very good indication of her fragility.
“We have already had many calls from people from people reporting possible sightings, though none have been confirmed. Many people are trying to help, and we are really grateful to everyone, but if anyone still thinks they have seen Nellie then please can they call us as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting reference number 1448 of April 25.
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