Missing York woman, 87, found safe and well

5 Sep 2014 @ 5.32 pm
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irene-walmsleyPolice have revealed that their search for missing York woman, Irene Walmsley, has ended successfully.

Irene was located safe and well in the Strensall area this afternoon, Friday, September 5.

Officers gave their thanks to the public and media for their help to locate her.


First published on Friday, September 5 @ 10.52am

‘Help us find Irene’ – police appeal over missing 87 year old

York police are urgently appealing for the public’s help to find an 87-year-old woman missing since Thursday lunchtime (September 4).

Irene Walmsley was last seen at about 1.25pm, crossing the road in Strensall near to the Ship Inn. She was heading towards Boots Pharmacy.

She is described as being white, 5ft 5in to 5ft 6in tall, with a medium to large build and elbow length grey hair.

When she was last seen Irene was wearing a beige coat, dark trousers, black shoes and was carrying a black handbag with shoulder strap. She may be using a walking stick.

Officers are concerned for Irene’s welfare as not being in touch with her family is out of character.

Police Sergeant Carol Horner, of York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Irene, if you see or hear this appeal I urge you to contact your family straight away as they are very concerned about you and want to know that you are safe and well.

“If you would prefer to speak with the police, please get in touch with us and we will reassure your family that you are not in any danger.

“I am also asking anyone who sees Irene to get in touch with the police as a matter of urgency.”

Although the picture of Irene is a good likeness, her hair is now longer. It reaches to elbow length, rather than collar length.

Anyone who can help to locate Irene Walmsley should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass the details to the force control room.