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New drive in the hunt to find missing 96-year-old Nellie Herriott
5:35pm Thursday 16th August 2012 in News
The hunt for missing pensioner Nellie Herriott will be stepped up this week.
The 96-year-old has been missing since April 23 when she was last seen getting off a bus in Whitehawk Road.
Officers will be returning to Whitehwarl to ask people to recheck garages and gardens in another drive to find her.
Detective Sergeant Duncan Elliott from Brighton and Hove CID said: "We have never given up on our search for Nellie, who is a very independent pensioner and enjoyed travelling around Brighton and was a regular customer at the BHS café in Churchill Square .”
Sergeant Russ Phillips, Sussex Police Search Advisor in charge of the search for Nellie said: "The investigation into Nellie's whereabouts, although scaled down after several weeks, was never closed and in accordance with best practice the investigation was reviewed and a decision has been made to revist the area where Nellie was last seen.
"In light of this a team of officers will attend Whitehawk over the coming days and engage with residents in a further attempt to locate her."
Nellie's family have been informed that further enquiries will be taking place and have said: "We are very concerned that the public does not forget our aunt is still missing.
"We desperately would like to know where she is. We are very grateful for the ongoing support of the Sussex Police through this difficult time.
"We urge anybody with any information to come forward if they haven't done so already."