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Woman missing from Burton Agnes Jazz Festival

Marian Turton.
Marian Turton.

A large volunteer effort is under way to find a 74-year-old woman who is in the early stages of dementia after she went missing from a music festival in East Yorkshire.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, Mountain Rescue and a police helicopter, as well as police and fire dog sections, are continuing the search for Marian Turton at Burton Agnes Hall this afternoon.

Marian, who is from Bottesford in Nottinghamshire, had been camping at the Burton Agnes Jazz Festival at Burton Agnes Hall when she went missing around 10pm last night.

A full team of officers were on site, handing out posters to everyone at the jazz festival so people have a photo of her.They are also checking vehicles and caravans in case she has made her way into one.

Officers said that they would carry on the search into the night.

Chief Superintendent Christine Wilson, who is in charge of the search, said: “We are carrying on looking for Marian Turton as we are very concerned for her welfare.

“We have had an overwhelming response from volunteers so far and I would like to thank them for their efforts in our search so far.

“We are still being asked by local residents to join the search but ask that they help us in another way by checking closer to their homes."

She was last seen near to the main hall walking in the direction of the woods and campsite but has not been seen since.

A Humberside Police spokesperson said: "We are worried for Marian’s safety as she is in the early stages of dementia and needs medication for another condition."

She is white, around 5ft 5ins, with blonde shoulder-length hair. She was wearing a green cardigan and green velvet trousers and carrying a black shoulder bag.

Marian has a small amount of money on her but no mobile phone. She smokes so she may have asked someone for a cigarette.

Authorities have been helped by more than 80 volunteers so far.

They also asked for anyone who might have any kind of video footage, whether that be personal, CCTV or dash cam video, that might help them find Marian to get in touch.

Anyone who has seen her is asked to call 101, quoting log 756 of July 14.