SEARCH teams at Whitehawk, Brighton, were yesterday (Tuesday May 1) unable to locate 96-year-old Nellie Herriott was last seen more than a week ago.
Police now believe Nellie, who suffers Alzheimer’s disease, could be somewhere else in the city or surrounding areas.
Detective Sergeant Duncan Elliott, from Brighton and Hove CID, said: “After yesterday’s extensive search of the Whitehawk area it now looks like Nellie is somewhere else in the city or surrounding areas.
“There have been more than 40 sightings of Nellie and we will continue to look into all of these in the hope that one of them will lead us to her.
“Again, I would like to sincerely thank the public and local media who have gone to great lengths to help us with our search for Nellie. Their support has been tremendous and we are very grateful.
“I would also like to thank the specialist search teams who worked all day yesterday and into the evening scouring the Whitehawk area in a bid to find Nellie.”
Nellie is described as white, of thin/fragile build, 4ft 9in, with straight white collar-length hair. She was wearing a knee-length blue/mauve coloured coat, black woolly hat, cream trousers and white shoes. Her glasses are missing a lens.
If you see her please call 101 quoting serial 1448 of 25/4.