Great news – missing Aldridge lady Ruth Anne Smith found safe and well


Image from West Midlands Police.

This is wonderful news for those concerned for the welfare of Aldridge resident Ruth Anne Smith, who went missing on Friday, 15th April 2016 – West Midlands Police this morning (Friday 20th May 2016) announced that Ruth is safe and well, and has been located in Blackpool.

They issued the following statement:

Great News!

Ruth Smith who went missing from her Aldridge home on 15 April was found safe and well in Blackpool yesterday afternoon (19 May).

Thanks for all your help in sharing our appeal.

Issued by Kate Baker on 20/05/2016 09:31:41

Ruth is familiar to many people in Aldridge, and the community have been hugely helpful in trying to find her – West Midlands Police and all who have been engaged in the search are grateful for all the help, publicity and concern expressed by the public.

Whilst I understand the public interest in this matter, I’d request readers to be respectful, particularly on social media. It’s wonderful news that Ruth is safe and well, and anything more is not a matter of public concern.

There’s an official statement by West Midlands Police here, and articles by the Express & Star here and   also the Walsall Advertiser has an article here.


Ruth Anne Smith – a familiar face in Aldridge – has been found safe and well. Image from West Midlands Police.

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