Police search for missing Market Rasen woman Marion Scott goes on

Marion Scott
Marion Scott

Police are continuing their searches for a woman who has been missing from her home in Market Rasen since December 27.

83-year-old Marion Scott, who has dementia and a poor eyesight, vanished after leaving her home in Acre Close last Thursday.

Police, search teams and the public have all helped with a vast search including Willingham Woods but Marion, also known as Mary, is yet to be found.

Police are continuing their searches today (Wednesday), and large area has already been covered by road, on foot and by divers.

4x4 vehicles, helicopters, planes and boats have all been used. Now specialist teams are continuing to identify likely places of shelter and carrying out dedicated searches.

Although generally fit, Marion suffers from dementia and she is extremely vulnerable and is not dressed to cope with recent weather conditions.

Assistant Chief Constable Keith Smy has expressed gratitude to the local residents and volunteers who have given their time to help search for Marion but the nature of the physical land search has now changed and will be carried out by professional search teams.

Whilst volunteers are being asked not to turn up to help search, we do still ask that everyone keeps an eye open whilst they go about their daily business such as dog walking etc.

The public can help best by searching their own sheds, outbuildings and land as thoroughly as possible.

Even if they have already done this, officers are asking them to do it again in case Marion has made her way there.

Please call police on 101 immediately if you have information which might help find Marion.