Des­per­ate plea to find miss­ing mum

Di­a­betic not seen since leav­ing home New Year’s Day

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - By Will Ack­er­mann will.ack­er­mann@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

AS ANOTHER week passes, fears are grow­ing for miss­ing mum Bron­wyn Davies.

Po­lice search­ing for the di­a­betic mother-of-one, who van­ished with­out her in­sulin on New Year’s Day, have now re­leased CCTV images from the Grand Union Canal tow­path show­ing sev­eral peo­ple they want to speak to.

The stills show 11 peo­ple walk­ing along the tow­path near to the John Guest plumb­ing equip­ment company premises in Hor­ton Road, West Dray­ton, in the hour after Miss Davies was last seen.

The same footage shows the 60-year-old walk­ing along the tow­path to­wards Hayes at 10.28am on Jan­uary 1. It is the only con­firmed sight­ing of her to have come to light since she was re­ported miss­ing later that day.

De­tec­tive Sergeant Andy Grant, of Hilling­don Po­lice, who is lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, said: “At the mo­ment we still have all op­tions open.

“We gen­uinely do not know where Bron­wyn is and we ap­peal to any­body who has seen this lady... to please phone the po­lice so that we can help her and get her back to her loving fam­ily.”

Po­lice divers and of­fi­cers in boats searched the canal to­gether with snif­fer dogs last week, while oth­ers on horse­back scoured the banks.

A po­lice he­li­copter was also used in the hunt for Miss Davies.

Po­lice in Italy, where she lived for a time, have been to her for­mer home but found no use­ful in­for­ma­tion.

But DS Grant said he re­mained hope­ful she would be found safe.

He said: “There is noth­ing to say there has been any foul play.”

How­ever, po­lice and Miss Davies’s fam­ily are par­tic­u­larly wor­ried, as the Type 1 di­a­betic left home with­out her in­sulin or in­haler and, ac­cord­ing to her daugh­ter, may have on­set de­men­tia.

Miss Davies is also be­lieved to be with­out a mo­bile phone or money and she left half a cup of cof­fee in the mi­crowave be­fore leav­ing home, all of which Mr Grant said sug­gested she had in­tended to re­turn.

Her daugh­ter, Ciara Mor­gan, 31, who lives with her mother in West Dray­ton, has been putting up posters and show­ing photographs of her mother, a re­tired phys­io­ther­a­pist, to lo­cal peo­ple in the hope some­one will have seen her.

She said: “Please any­one, even if they think they have seen her or even if they are not sure, please come for­ward with any in­for­ma­tion, even if it’s in­signif­i­cant.”

She added: “All I have is my mum. There can’t be any other out­come than my mum be­ing found. There can’t be.”

Bron­wyn Davies is white, 5ft tall, with grey hair pinned up, mak­ing it ap­pear short, and of a slim and frail build with green eyes.

She was last seen wear­ing a black rain mac, a cream/grey woolly hat, navy blue wellington boots with a white dog pat­tern, and car­ry­ing a black back­pack, as well as a dis­tinc­tive colour­ful Tesco car­rier bag.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should call 0208 246 1710, 0208 246 1732 or 101.

For more pic­tures and videos, go to www.getwest­lon­don.co.uk

AP­PEAL: Po­lice want to speak to th­ese six peo­ple, who they hope may have seen Bron­wyn Davies on the morn­ing she went miss­ing

UR­GENT: Above, Ciara Mor­gan is des­per­ate to find her mum Bron­wyn Davies, right

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