CCTV images of a missing mother have been released by police.

Tiina Proffitt, 50, went missing from her Brighton home on Friday.

A police drone and the National Police Air Service helicopter was launched that night as part of a search to find the "vulnerable" Fiveways resident, who police say has recently been suffering from depression.

Her disappearance is said to be out of character, and her family are worried for her safety.

More searches were carried out yesterday, but she still could not be traced.

These images reveal Ms Proffitt was still in the area at 3pm, She made two transactions at shops in Woodbourne Avenue, Hollingbury, at that time.

Ms Proffitt has a Scandinavian accent and is white, 5ft 7in, slim, with short blonde thinning hair in a middle parting.

She was last seen wearing loose fitting dark red jogging bottoms or trousers, a purple zipped hoody and dark coloured Gola trainers, and carrying a white tote bag.

The Argus:

Detective Inspector Emma Vickers, of Sussex Police, said: “We now know Tiina was still in the area about 3pm on Friday, "However, her movements beyond that point remain a mystery.

"She has not come home and her family are desperate to hear from her.

“Tiina’s disappearance is out of character and she is not believed to be in possession of a mobile phone.

"She has had poor health recently and has become depressed, and has lost quite a lot of weight.

“We hope someone, somewhere, has seen her or knows where we can find her.

“Please, if you see anyone matching her description, report it online or call 101, or 999 in an emergency, quoting serial 1047 of 17/08.”

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