Missing cancer patient 'may have crossed busy road' - police issue update

Laurel Aldridge, 62, is Mackenzie Crook's sister-in-law <i>(Image: Sussex Police/PA)</i>
Laurel Aldridge, 62, is Mackenzie Crook's sister-in-law (Image: Sussex Police/PA)

Police searching for the sister-in-law of actor Mackenzie Crook believe she may have crossed busy roads since she went missing.

Laurel Aldridge was last seen nearly a week ago when she was reported missing from her home in Walberton, near Arundel on Tuesday, February 14.

Her brother-in-law, actor Mackenzie Crook, who is known for roles in The Office, Pirates Of The Caribbean and Worzel Gummidge, said the family were “obviously really worried”.

Speaking to ITV, Mr Crook said the disappearance of his sister-in-law, who is undergoing chemotherapy, was “very out of character”.

Sussex Police today said it may have information which could place her last known location, and to reach this destination Mrs Aldridge may have crossed busy roads including the A27 and A29.

Detective Sergeant Alan Fenn said: “We are continuing to pursue multiple lines of enquiry and would thank any members of the public who have provided information to us so far.

“I am urging people who were driving in this area or near to this area to review their dashcam footage to see if there is anyone who matches Laurel’s description.

“We have a dedicated officer who is in contact with Laurel’s family and will continue to support them throughout this investigation.”

Drivers are asked to report to Sussex Police online or via 101 if there is someone who matches Laurel’s description in their footage.

Mrs Aldridge is described as being around 5 ft 4in with grey and blonde highlighted hair and.

She sometimes wears glasses.

She was last seen wearing a turquoise fleece, a maroon tartan scarf and brown hat. She also had a grey puffer jacket with her which she is likely to have been wearing.

Police have released new images of Mrs Aldridge and are asking people to check outbuildings and dash cam footage from the area.