Missing Magdelana ‘could be hitchhiking’

DETECTIVES have urged a Polish woman who has been missing from her Doncaster home for ten days to get in touch.

Magdelana Charciarek

Magdelana Charciarek, 27, left her family’s home on Cookson Street, Doncaster, at 1pm on Wednesday September 30, where she said she was going to the town centre.

She was last seen on Lambeth Road, Balby, and has not been seen since. Police, along with her family, are growing increasingly concerned for her safety.

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South Yorkshire Police today re-issued their national appeal for help in tracing Miss Charciarek, saying it was “quite unusual” that there had not been a single confirmed sighting of her since she went missing.

Supt Neil Thomas said Miss Charciarek left home without her mobile phone and passport, and with only around £10 in cash.

Police are working under the assumption that Miss Charciarek, a keen traveller, may have set out sightseeing or hitchhiking around the country.

She had only been in the UK for a week, visiting her family, before she went missing.

Supt Thomas said: “Magdalena has got a history of travelling, she likes sightseeing, she likes to hitchhike, but whenever she’s done that in the past, she’s always kept in contact with her family. So on this occasion, because we’ve had no contact since the 30th, obviously we are concerned for her safety.

“We would like people to come forward if they know when she is, or if they have sighted her.”

While a national media appeal and enquiries within the Polish community have produced some leads, there have been no confirmed sightings of Miss Charciarek.

Another possibility is that Miss Charciarek left the area to look for work elsewhere in the country.

Supt Thomas said:: “We’re working from the assumption that she has potentially left Doncaster, whether that’s off her own back or with the help or coerced by someone else, we’re not quite sure at the moment. We’re keeping a fairly open mind on that.”

The officer said her family were “devastated” that she was missing.

He said: “They are a very close family.

They are clearly worried that she’s not made contact. They are devastated at the moment.

“At the moment they are as baffled as we are. They have major concerns as they have no idea why she’s gone missing.”

Speaking directly to Miss Charciarek, Supt Thomas said: “You may be worried with the amount of police attention, but clearly you’ve done nothing wrong. We just want to make sure that you are safe and well, and put you back in touch with your family.”

Supt Thomas urged anyone who may know of her whereabouts to get in touch.

He added: “She’s a fun loving person. She’s travelled extensively so I don’t think that she’s out there on her own at the moment and isolated. Our feeling is, that she is potentially moving around, meeting other people and that she will be with other people.

“I’m sure that there will be somebody out there now that’s seen Magdelana in the last week, or is with her now, who can perhaps put her in touch with us and alert her to the fact that we’re looking for her.”

Miss Charciarek is described as white around 5ft 6ins tall, slim build, with blue eyes and long light brown hair.

She was last seen wearing a grey coat with blue skinny jeans, a blue t-shirt, a long red scarf and carrying a black coloured leather handbag. She also wears glasses.

If you have seen Miss Charciarek, or know where she might be, call South Yorkshire Police via: 101 quoting incident number 1218 of 30 September 2015.