Further search of the River Taff as search continues for Lorraine Ridout.
South Wales Police is continuing its investigation into the whereabouts of Lorraine, aged 57 from Gabalfa, who has been missing since around 7pm on January 31.
Although there is no evidence that Lorraine has entered the river, this is something that continues to concern the family, and officers have carried out a fifth search of the river.
Officers met with Lorraine’s two daughters yesterday to provide an update on the investigation and provide further reassurance that finding their mother is a priority for South Wales Police.
Inspector Ian Randell, from Fairwater Police Station, said: “We can only imagine how distressing this must be for Lorraine’s family and friends. Finding Lorraine remains a priority for South Wales Police and we continue to do everything possible, with the information available, to find her.
“On Friday, police divers checked a further section of the River Taff near Clarence Bridge, Grangetown, where the family believed Lorraine might have been.
“South Wales Police has been, and will continue to do, everything possible to find Lorraine.”
Lorraine was last seen at the Premier Shop on Gabalfa Avenue and there have been no confirmed sightings since.
Since Lorraine was reported missing on February 1 officers have carried out a range of enquiries including searches of the River Taff and Taff Trail by the mounted section, police dogs, neighbourhood officers, specialist search officers, and air support.
Other enquiries include:
· House to house
· Speaking with Lorraine’s family, friends and people who know her.
· Checking hostels, night shelters and hospitals.
· Provided photos of Lorraine to rail and bus companies.
· A detailed examination of CCTV in areas Lorraine is known to frequent
· The distribution of, with the help of the community, more than 1000 appeal posters kindly produced by the charity Missing People.
Anyone with information is asked to please call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number *036372.
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