New clues in hunt for missing woman

NEW images which may help trace missing Mansfield woman Janet Bacon have been issued by police.

Mrs Bacon, of Abbott Road, was last seen and heard from by her family on Thursday 15th September.

Janet Bacon . . . Missing from her Mansfield home.

Janet Bacon . . . Missing from her Mansfield home.

Despite numerous appeals, the 74-year-old has not yet been found or made contact with either her family or the police.

One of the images released shows a glimpse of her distinctive red metal walking stick with its floral design.

Also released is CCTV footage taken at the Staples stationery store at the Portland Retail Park in Mansfield on the day she went missing.

Click the play button to see the footage.

Mrs Bacon can be seen entering the store on her mobility scooter at around 10.10am, three hours before she last spoke to her son.

Her scooter remains at her home. It is known that she took a taxi from her home to the town’s bus station that afternoon.

Police believe she then took a bus into Nottingham, and perhaps went onwards to Derby.

Extensive enquiries with bus companies, passengers and at other stations have not yet confirmed which bus she then took or what her destination may have been.

Mrs Bacon is described as around 5ft 7ins, of large build, and with shoulder length grey hair and blue eyes.

She was wearing dark trousers and a blue top and also had a black leather handbag with her.

DC Andy Bell, who is investigating Mrs Bacon’s disappearance, said the red walking stick was an important image and appealed for people to recall if they had seen a lady holding it.

if you believe you have seen Mrs Bacon phone 0300 300 99 99.