Sarah West: Police urge people to 'keep vigilant' as search for missing Scarborough woman enters second week

Another plea for help has been made by police looking for a missing Scarborough woman as their search for her enters its second week.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 9:40 am
Updated Monday, 3rd May 2021, 9:42 am

Officers are asking anyone living in, working in or visiting the Scarborough, Filey and Reighton areas to keep a close eye out for 46-year-old Sarah West who disappeared eight days ago.

She was spotted at around 7.30am on Sunday, April 25 on the A165 near Cayton Bay, and is believed to have also been walking along the Cleveland Way path between Scarborough and Filey.

Searches have been taking place along the coastline and surrounding inland areas.

Sarah is believed to be wearing jeans, a light-coloured blouse top and brown flat boots. She may be carrying a red bag.
Sarah is believed to be wearing jeans, a light-coloured blouse top and brown flat boots. She may be carrying a red bag.

North Yorkshire Police Inspector Graeme Kynman urged everyone to "keep vigilant for Sarah" and to contact police on 999 with any immediate sightings on 101 if they have other information about where she may be.

"Our teams are doing everything they can to search for Sarah and the overwhelming public support for sharing the appeals and photos is invaluable and greatly appreciated by us all," he said.

"With your help we can ensure as many people as possible are keeping a look out for Sarah, particularly along the coastal paths and surrounding areas.”

Sarah is 5ft 5ins tall, of a very slim build with dark blonde/brown hair and may be wearing glasses. She is believed to be wearing jeans, a light-coloured blouse top and brown flat boots. She may be carrying a red bag.

Last week, Sarah's mother, Valerie, and sister, Rebecca, made an emotional plea for Sarah to come home.

“Sarah, please come home," they said. "We love you and we are here for you no matter what.

“We know you are worried about your health and our health and we just want you to come home so we can support you.

"Together we’ll find the right treatment and the right people to help you and we will be by your side throughout it all.

“There are so many people who love you and care about you.

“We are all praying for you to come home, that’s all we want and we will be here waiting.”