Missing Sussex woman possibly seen in Warwickshire hospital

Police believe missing Barnham woman Helen Slaughter may have been in Warwickshire recently.

Wednesday, 16th January 2019, 2:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 5:22 pm
CCTV image of Helen when she was last seen leaving her home in Barnham

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Warwickshire Police said Helen may have been in the Nuneaton area of Warwickshire at the end of December.

Helen was last seen on CCTV leaving her home in Barnham, West Sussex at around 6am on November 1 2017. She was 49 at the time she went missing.

CCTV image of Helen when she was last seen leaving her home in Barnham

When Helen went missing she was described as 5' 2", of small build, with brown short hair. She would normally wear glasses and was last seen wearing dark jeans, a light coloured fleece and a woolly hat. She also has a bee tattoo on her right arm and a letter H tattoo on her top left arm.

A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said: "Investigating officers would like to speak to anyone who recognises Helen or who may have seen a woman matching her description in the local area."

In an appeal on December 30 to identify the woman, police described the woman as being white, 5' 2" with long black hair and was seen wearing black trousers, a dark hat, a black coat, a red top and black boots.

Picture from Warwickshire Police of the woman at the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton

Speaking at the time, sergeant Victoria Cox said: "We are very concerned for this woman and are keen to hear from anyone who can help us identify and locate her. We need to check on her welfare and if necessary ensure she receives appropriate treatment.

"We are carrying out numerous enquiries; unfortunately the details the woman provided to the hospital were incorrect so this is why we are appealing to the public for help."

Warwickshire Police then renewed the appeal on January 3.

Picture from Warwickshire Police of the woman at the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton

DC Kim Stafford from Nuneaton CID said: "I'd like to thank everyone who has shared our appeal and provided information. We've been following several lines of enquiry but unfortunately we have still not identified her.

"We've released these new images in the hope that someone can help us to identify her."

If you have any information, please call PC Notton from the Missing Persons Team at Sussex Police on 101

Picture from Warwickshire Police of the woman at the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton
Picture from Warwickshire Police of the woman at the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton