Have you seen Maria Butcher?

POLICE concerned for the welfare of the 48 year old who is missing from home in Preston.

Maria (who also uses Marie) was last seen on Taylor Street at around 10am this morning (7 October).

She is described as being around 5ft 4in tall, of medium build with shoulder length straight black hair.

We believe she is wearing a green Parka type knee length jacket with fur lining, jeans and brown ankle length boots.

PC Mark Emery said: “We’re growing concerned for Maria’s welfare. If you have seen her or a woman matching her description, please get in touch as soon as possible.

“Maria, if you are reading this appeal, please make contact with someone and let them know you are okay.”

Aside from Preston, Maria has links to Leyland.

Anyone with information should contact us as soon as possible on 01772 209112, or failing that, 101. You should quote log number 947 of 7 October.