THERE is no "exclusive" proof that a woman who vanished two years ago after visiting a shop is alive, police say.

Mother-of-two Georgina Gharsallah disappeared near the centre of Worthing on March 7, 2018, after visiting a convenience store.

Exactly 1,359 days later and the 30-year-old has still not been found, despite more than 70 potential sightings investigated by police.

Now, as a new documentary into her disappearance airs on MTV, Sussex Police claim none of the enquiries to test "proof of life" have been successful.

Detective Chief Inspector CI Andy Wolstenholme, of the Surrey and Sussex major crime team, said: "Sadly, I have had to consider the possibility that Georgina has come to harm at the hands of someone else.

"A number of vital enquiries to test 'proof of life' have been conducted but to date, none of these have been able to exclusively show that Georgina is alive.

"We know this has been incredibly difficult and upsetting for all of Georgina's loved ones to hear, but it doesn't mean we've given up on looking for her.

"We still have a dedicated team of officers who are committed to finding out what happened to Georgina and giving her family the answers they deserve."

The last confirmed sighting of Georgina was in Clifton Food and Wines in Clifton Road, Worthing.

She was seen wearing a jacket with a faux fur collar and she had her shoulder-length dark hair tied up.

The Argus: Georgina Gharsallah has been missing since March 7, 2018Georgina Gharsallah has been missing since March 7, 2018

She also had a Monroe-style piercing above her lip, on the left side.

The force previously admitted failings in the early stages of its investigation into her disappearance and referred itself to Independent Office of Police Conduct.

Most recently, posters were put up across Worthing, the last place Georgina was seen, and police have issued more than a dozen public appeals for information.

Senior investigating officer DCI Wolstenholme said: "We continue to do what we can to keep Georgina in the thoughts and minds of the public.

"Since her disappearance, we have issued facts, photos and videos in the hope of triggering someone's memory. We have worked with her family to get their heartfelt appeals spread far and wide.

"We have explored ways we can reach out to different audiences and demographics.

"We know someone out there has the information we're looking for and as we have done since the day Georgina was last seen, we urge them to come forward - either to police or anonymously to Crimestoppers.

"Behind the scenes, we continue to actively investigate Georgina's disappearance and we will continue to follow all reasonable lines of enquiry that come into us."

In August 2019, police said Georgina's disappearance was being treated as murder and Crimestoppers offered a £10,000 reward for any information which led to an arrest and conviction.

Information can be passed to police online or by calling 101 quoting Operation Pavo. To contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, visit the website or call 0800 555 111.