It’s now two weeks to the day since Moxley resident Amanda Hawkins was last seen getting off a bus at the Barnets Lane stop on the Lichfield Road at Brownhills. Amanda’s family, carers and West Midlands Police are very, very concerned for her safety; Amanda suffers memory loss and mental health issues, requires daily medication and can be considered vulnerable.
Yesterday, West Midlands Police and Amanda’s family issued the following video appeal:
Police have strong reasons to believe Amanda may be in Brownhills and are urgently seeking information on her whereabouts. If you think you’ve seen anything of her, heard something, anything at all, please get in touch with West Midlands Police.
Please, let’s find Amanda if we can. Imagine the pain her family and carers must be enduring.
I make no apologies for pushing this again. We must find this lady if we can.
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.