Please folks, this is really, really important – after the brouhaha last night of the water loss, police heloicopters and all the other fuss, some folk noticed a Search and Rescue Unit had been called in and was stationed at Brownhills Police Station.
They were out looking for lost Moxley lady Amanda Hawkins.
Amanda was last seen getting off a bus in Brownhills at around 4pm on Friday, 30th May 2014. Look at the CCTV picture: Amanda will probably be wearing the same clothes. Keep an eye out, and if you see anything, please do call the police on 101.
Once can only imagine the anguish of Amanda’s mum and carers.
Another long shift today making enquires to locate Amanda Hawkins, @OSU_WMP have been helping search in #Brownhills. http://t.co/sxn44O0TFp— Richard Stanley (@DCStanleyWMP) June 9, 2014
CALL-OUT: Team assisting police in the search for a missing female. Brownhills area. http://t.co/Goh4jxZFy4— Staffordshire SAR (@SSART1) June 9, 2014
STAND DOWN: Stand down from search in Brownhills for a missing female until further notice. http://t.co/pPGiokqEzL— Staffordshire SAR (@SSART1) June 9, 2014
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, have now located CCTV footage which shows Amanda getting off a bus in Lichfield Road, Brownhills, on the 30th May.
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:
New CCTV shows last known movements of missing Amanda Hawkins
Saturday 7 June 2014
New CCTV footage has been found which shows missing Darlaston woman Amanda Hawkins travelling on a bus in Brownhills on the afternoon of Friday 30 May.
Police have released the images today (Saturday 7 June) as they continue their search to find the 44-year-old who hasn’t been seen since 9am that morning.
The cameras on board the 10A bus from Walsall town centre reveal that Amanda got off the bus on Lichfield Road at the junction of Barnetts Lane at around 4pm.
Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was on that bus or in the area where she disembarked as they could hold crucial information to help find her.
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. 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.
Anyone who has spotted Amanda since she went missing in May is urged to call Walsall Police on 101 or the Missing People charity on 116 000.