Vulnerable woman found - Hailsham man still missing

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A MISSING vulnerable woman has been found – but her partner from Hailsham is still missing.

Police searching for the couple, thought to be risk of harm, confirmed that 30-year-old Samantha Cooling, of Barbuda Close, Eastbourne, has been found safe and well. A Sussex Police spokesman said: “As a result of our enquiries Samantha was found safe and well at an address in Surrey on Sunday morning, August 7.” Residents are still being asked to keep a look-out for her partner, 35-year old David Childs, of Solway, Hailsham, who disappeared with her on the early evening of Wednesday August 3 when they left his address in her car. They were reported missing by concerned friends later that evening. Mr Childs is described as 6ft tall, of medium build, with short dark wavy hair, wearing a white t-shirt and blue jeans. The police spokesman added: “The couple were seen by friends in Tunbridge Wells on Thursday August 4, after they were last seen in Sussex, Our further enquiries then enabled us to find Samantha on Sunday but we still want to find David. Anyone who has seen him since Thursday is asked to contact us via 0845 60 70 999 quoting serial 1868 of August 3.”