Police release new images of missing woman


Police have released a CCTV image of the last known movements of a woman who has been missing for three weeks.

Lucy Charles, 39, was last seen walking past a pub in Bangor-on-Dee, Wrexham county, at 5.34pm on 22 December.

Her personal items have been found on the bank of the River Dee during extensive searches of the area.

Lucy Charles has been missing since 22 December. Pic: North Wales Police

Officers have previously said they were becoming “increasingly concerned” for her safety and whereabouts.

North Wales Police say they would like to talk to anyone who visited the Royal Oak pub and parked in the car park between 5pm and 6pm.

The CCTV image released by the force shows a woman wearing a hi-viz jacket.

Police say Ms Charles was wearing a navy padded coat underneath, khaki leggings and black boots.

Ms Charles is described as around 5ft 6in tall, with shoulder-length brown hair and glasses.

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Lucy Charles. Pic: North Wales Police

Chief Inspector Stephen Roberts said it had been a “particularly difficult time for Lucy’s family”.

“I would like to thank everyone who has assisted in the searches including the local mountain rescue team, the fire service, the police helicopter and the police under water search team,” he said.

“Our searches continue, and Lucy’s family are being kept informed. Finally, my thoughts remain with Lucy’s family at this difficult time.”

Anyone with information that could help officers in the search for Ms Charles is asked to contact North Wales Police.

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