Renewed appeal to find Halifax woman who has been missing for two-and-a-half years

Officers have renewed their appeal for information on a missing Halifax woman who was hasn’t been seen for over two-and-a-half years.

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 10:50 am
Updated Thursday, 14th May 2020, 10:52 am

Cathryn Holdsworth, aged 72, is from the Illingworth area of Halifax, and was last seen at the Calderdale Royal Hospital on Friday September 8 2017.

This was the last confirmed sighting of Cathryn and she was then believed to have been captured on CCTV the following day on Saturday September 9 at Tesco in Halifax town centre.

Cathryn was then reported missing by a neighbour a week later on September 16

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Missing Halifax woman Cathryn Holdsworth, aged 72,

Enquiries, including social media appeals, and CCTV, financial and mobile phone enquiries, have been ongoing since to trace Cathryn.

Officers are now renewing their appeal to refresh the memories of the public to see if anyone is aware of new information which could lead to Cathryn being found.

Cathryn is described as a white woman, around 5 ft 2 and of medium build. She has very short speckled grey hair and dark glasses.

Detective Inspector Clare Turner said: “Whilst considerable time has passed since Cathryn’s disappearance, we are still continuing our efforts to find her.

“We know Cathryn had previous links to Blackpool in Lancashire and Cornwall. However, she could be anywhere in the country and so I would ask for this appeal to be shared far and wide in order to reach as many people as possible.

“Our number one priority is Cathryn’s welfare; we believe her to be vulnerable and we are continuing to appeal for anyone who has seen her, or who knows where she is to get in contact.

“I would also appeal directly to Cathryn and ask her to get in touch – you aren’t in any trouble, we just want to check you are okay.”

Anyone with information should contact Calderdale CID on 101 or by using the online chat service on the website, quoting 13170435010.