Wow – it’s all going on this week, but I make no apologies for running another appeal from West Midlands Police, who are currently very concerned for the welfare of Amanda Hawkins, who went missing from supported accommodation in Moxley last Friday, 30th May 2014.
Amanda suffers memory loss, and has wandered off before, and it’s believed she could well be here in Brownhills. If you’ve seen her, or know of her whereabouts, please do contact the police, her mum and carers are very worried.
West Midlands Police issued the following statement:
Issue Date: 05/06/2014
Search for missing Amanda Hawkins gathers pace
Police searching for missing Darlaston woman, Amanda Hawkins, are widening their search this evening to Brownhills, Lichfield and Stafford.
The 44-year-old was last seen by staff at the supported accommodation where she lives in Sutton Road, Moxley at around 9am on Friday 30 May.
At some point that day she has left the flats and never returned home prompting her mother to alert police 12 hours later at 9.51pm.
Amanda has been missing seven times before and has often been found in Lichfield and Stafford.
Detective Constable Claire Walker is one of the officers on the search investigation team. She said: ‘Those who support Amanda at her assisted living centre are very worried about her as is her mother who lives in Streetly.
‘Since she was reported missing at the end of May we’ve been working hard to find her. We’ve alerted local bus companies so that drivers can keep their eyes peeled, we’ve conducted house to house enquiries and officers have searched the Moxley neighbourhood.
‘Staffordshire Police have also been alerted to her disappearance so that they can search Stafford. We’ve also asked them to search Lichfield as she has been found there before when missing and her mum says she loves to visit the cathedral.’
Amanda left home with only her bus pass, a mobile phone and around £30 in cash.
‘Amanda suffers from memory loss meaning she often forgets where she is and wanders around. As part of our ongoing investigation we will be conducting house to house enquiries in Brownhills tonight (Thursday 5 June).
‘I would ask that people help us by looking at the latest photograph of Amanda and getting in touch if they can recall seeing her over the past week.’
Amanda is described as white, 5ft 2ins tall, large build, shoulder length straight auburn hair, blue eyes and a local accent. She is believed to be wearing a green coloured jacket.