Concern growing for missing woman as investigation leads to arrest

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MISSING: Katie Kenyon
MISSING: Katie Kenyon

CONCERN is growing over the whereabouts of a woman who has been missing all weekend.

Lancashire Police are growing increasingly concerned about Katie Kenyon's welfare after she was reported missing from home.

The 33-year-old's family are extremely concerned and say Katie’s disappearance is out of character.

A man has been arrested over the disappareance and is being questioned by detectives.

At around 9.30am on Friday (April 22), a woman matching Katie’s description left an address on Todmorden Road, Burnley, with a man and travelled in a silver Ford Transit registration MT57 FLC to Bolton by Bowland.

She has not been seen since and police are appealing to anyone who was in that area and may have seen Katie, either in company or on her own, or who saw or has dashcam footage of a van matching the description to come forward and contact them.

Katie is white, 5ft 9inches, with shoulder length blonde hair. She was last seen wearing a blue cardigan, light blue and white top, black leggings and flip flops.

A man, aged 50, from Burnley, has been arrested in connection with the investigation and is currently helping police with enquiries.

Lancashire Police have not clarified the reason for the man's arrest.

Det Chief Insp Al Davies, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: "Katie’s disappearance is out of character and her family are understandably very worried.

"We are doing all we can to try and find her and I would appeal to anyone who has any information, however insignificant you may think it is, to come forward and contact us.

"I would especially like to hear from anyone who was in Bolton by Bowland or the surrounding area and saw anything suspicious to get in touch.

"Did you see a woman matching Katie’s description, either alone or with a man? Did you see the silver Transit van or might you have dashcam footage which shows it?

“While we have arrested someone in connection with our investigation, I am very much keeping an open mind as to what has happened and I have a team of officers and staff working hard to try and find Katie and return her to her family.

"You could help with that so please do come forward and speak to us as your information could prove crucial."

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log 800 of April 24th or you can contact us through the Major Incident Public Portal, or alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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