This is a very important appeal from West Midlands Police in Walsall, who are currently very concerned for the welfare of Aldridge resident Ruth Anne Smith, who has been missing since Friday, 15th April 2016.
Ruth is familiar to many people in Aldridge, and the community have been hugely helpful in trying to find her; searches have been organised, posters printed and put up, etc.
Please, if you know where this lady might be, give the police a call on 101.
There’s an official statement by West Midlands Police below, and also the Walsall Advertiser has an article here.
Missing from Aldridge: Ruth Anne Smith
We are urging anyone who has seen or has information about missing Ruth Anne Smith to get in touch.
The 42-year-old woman has been missing for nearly two weeks now and officers are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.
Ruth was last seen at her Aldridge home on Friday 15 April at around 10:20am.Officers have been working around the clock to find her safe and well. Friends and family have been spoken to and a number of addresses visited. Posters have been put up around the town in the hope that someone recognises her and knows where she is.
She is described as 5ft 1ins, straight shoulder length brown hair, slim and wears glasses.
She was last seen wearing a black fleece, black trousers, black Dr Martens boots and carrying two carrier bags.
Ruth has never been missing before, we really need to find her. Thanks to everyone who is sharing our appeal locally, we really appreciate it.
We would urge anyone who thinks that they may have seen Ruth to call me, or a member of my team, as soon as they can on 101, or call the Missing People charity on 116 000.