COUNTY NEWS: Family makes fresh appeal to find missing mum

The family of a missing woman have made a heartfelt plea for information, one year on from her sudden disappearance.

Fatima Mohamed-Ali son Aliakbar and husband Mohamed have made a heartfelt plea for information
Fatima Mohamed-Ali son Aliakbar and husband Mohamed have made a heartfelt plea for information

Police say Fatima Mohamed-Ali, who was 52 when she went missing, left her home in Park Drive Close in Denton on February 12, 2016.

Her husband Mohamed Mohamed-Ali, along with their son Aliakbar, have made a plea to Fatima to get in touch or to anyone who may have information about her disappearance.

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Mohamed said: “My family’s lives are on hold while we wait to hear any news. Fatima has never missed my birthday and we’ve been married for 36 years, this is completely out of character for her.

Fatima Mohamed-Ali was last seen in Denton on February 12, 2016 SUS-170203-160120001

“I would like people to think and see if they can remember seeing her, it’s a busy road. She may have used public transport or a taxi. I really want information about where she’s gone.”

He also appealed directly to Fatima saying: “Fatima, if you see this please get in touch to let us know you are OK. There are people who can help you.”

Detectives say CCTV footage shows the last sighting of Fatima as she walked from Denton Corner at 8am heading in the direction of Newhaven town centre.

Sergeant Lynda Lynch said: “Fatima has been missing for more than a year. She had never gone missing before and she left her home without a bag, money, keys or it seems any other personal items.

Fatima Mohamed-Ali was last seen on CCTV at around 8am SUS-170203-160132001

“We have CCTV footage of her at Denton Corner heading in the general direction of Newhaven town centre, but this is her last known movements.

“We have carried out extensive enquiries including area searches, viewed many hours of CCTV footage and investigated all the transport options she may have chosen to use.

“This is completely out of character for Fatima and her family are desperate to hear any news or about any sightings of her. They need answers to the many questions they have.

“Fatima is Indian, 5ft, slim with shoulder-length black hair worn in a ponytail. She likes to wear a traditional Indian dress under a beige coat.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact us quoting Operation Accelerate. If you see her, please dial 999 immediately.”

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