Police reveal fresh clue in search for Leeds mum missing since early April

Svitlana Krasnoselska.
Svitlana Krasnoselska.
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Police today revealed they have a new lead in their search for a missing Leeds woman.

As previously reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Svitlana Krasnoselska was last seen at her home in Micklefield early on Monday, April 3.

Police have carried out extensive enquiries but the whereabouts of the 40-year-old mother, originally from Ukraine and known to her friends as Lana, remain a mystery.

Now, however, officers have been contacted by a woman who believes she saw Lana in the Cleveland Street area of Doncaster on the afternoon of Monday, May 8.

West Yorkshire Police’s Det Supt Lisa Atkinson, who is leading the investigation, said: “This is currently an unconfirmed sighting but the woman who has reported it is certain that the woman she saw matches Lana’s description.

“We have been conducting extensive enquiries in that area, including checks of CCTV, but have so far been unable to confirm it is her.

“We are aware that there is a significant Ukrainian and Russian community in the area and we are keen to hear from anyone who has seen Lana in the area or who has any information that could assist our enquiries.”

DS Atkinson added: “We continue to appeal directly to Lana herself to get in touch. Our only concern is your welfare and we are not interested in telling anyone where you are.”

Lana previously lived on Dunhill Rise, Halton, and also has connections in the East End Park area.

Anyone with information is asked to ring Leeds District CID on 101, quoting log reference 716 of April 5.