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Police appeal over missing woman, 91

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing an elderly woman with dementia who has gone missing from her home.

Anna Stewart, 91, of Mill Lane, Seaton Ross, East Yorkshire, was last seen walking to get a bus at about 6.30am yesterday. It is thought she may have been trying to get to Skelton in Teesside.

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Officers have described Mrs Stewart as a “high-risk” missing person and have been carrying out searches across the East Riding, North Yorkshire, and Cleveland in their attempts to find her.

Insp David Braysmith, of Humberside Police, who is overseeing the search, said: “Mrs Stewart has only been a resident in the area since December 2012, previously living in Skelton, Teesside, for over 60 years. I would like anyone working on the transport network, buses, trains or taxi firms who think they may have seen her to ring the police.

“Even though Mrs Stewart is in relatively good health, she has been diagnosed with the early stages of dementia and her family are anxious to know her whereabouts and know she is safe and well.”

Mrs Stewart is about 5ft 3in, of slim build, has short, curly grey hair, and was last seen wearing a purple waterproof jacket, a royal blue jumper, blue trousers and black ankle boots.