Concern grows for missing pensioner

Police are growing increasingly concerned for Marion Scott
Police are growing increasingly concerned for Marion Scott

POLICE and the family of a missing pensioner with dementia are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare and are asking for anyone who may have seen her to come forward.

Marion Scott, 83, has been missing from her home in Acre Close, Market Rasen since the evening of Thursday 27th December.

It is thought she may have gone for a walk in the area of Willingham Woods - not far from Normanby by Spital and Hemswell Cliff.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “We have covered all the areas that Marion likes to visit locally and the areas where it is felt that Marian may have been capable of reaching.”

“We are still asking local residents, farmers, property owners and businesses to search their land and buildings. We are also still asking for the help of the public in respect of any sightings of Marion or any suggestions as to where she may be.”

He continued: “She has dementia, suffers from memory loss and can be confused.”

“We are extremely grateful to all the volunteers who have shown concern for Marion and assisted with the searches.”

Assistant Chief Constable Keith SMY said: “We are extremely worried about Marion Scott and are doing every thing we can to find her, naturally her family are very upset and concerned and we are supporting them as much as we can.”

He went on: “I have been very impressed with the help we have received from many local residents and other volunteers who have turned out in great numbers to help us. I would like to thank them all for their efforts so far.”

He added: “We are determined to leave no stone unturned in our efforts to find Marion.”

In addition to the ground searches, a police helicopter with heat-seeking equipment has been used. Police are also using social media to alert members of Farmwatch and Neighbourhood Watch in the area. Farmers or houses with land and who have outbuildings to check those areas for Marion.

She is described as around 5ft 4in tall, of sleight build with short black hair.

She was wearing a brown cord trousers, grey slip-on shoes and a green top. It is thought she was wearing a pink jacket.

Marion, or anyone who knows where she may be is asked to call Lincolnshire Police via the non-emergency 101 number, quoting incident number 325 of December 27, 2012, or call 999 if you see her wandering.