Amanda’s disappearance ‘completely out of character’ say Dorset Police

Officers searching for a missing woman in Bournemouth are appealing for help from the public in their efforts to find her. Amanda Barton was reported missing around 2.30pm on Saturday February 11 after failing to arrive home as expected.

Police say her disappearance is “completely out of character”. According to officers from Dorset Police, she was last seen at 5.30pm on Friday February 10 in Queen Mary Avenue in the Ensbury Park area of the town.

On Twitter, Dorset police said officers searching for Amanda “would like help from the public in their efforts to find her”. She is described as being 65 years old, 5ft 6in tall, of slim build, with silver coloured shoulder-length hair. It was not known what she was wearing.

Inspector Mark Holmes, of Dorset Police, said: “Amanda’s disappearance is completely out of character. We have made a number of enquiries since she was reported missing, but we have not been able to establish where she might have gone.

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“Her last contact with family was on the evening of Friday 10 February 2023 and she has not been heard from since. Officers are searching the area.

“However, so far we have not found her and I am hoping somebody may have seen Amanda since Friday night and can help us find out where she could be.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Amanda’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police here or by calling 101, quoting incident number 11:377.

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