Man arrested as police search for missing woman last seen getting into van

UK

Police have arrested a man in connection with the disappearance of a woman in Burnley, Lancashire.

Katie Kenyon, 33, was reported missing after being last seen on Friday.

Police said a woman matching Ms Kenyon’s description left an address on Todmorden Road with a man on Friday morning and travelled in a silver Ford Transit, registration MT57 FLC, to the Bolton by Bowland area of north Lancashire.

Ms Kenyon has not been heard from since.

Police said a 50-year-old man, from Burnley, was arrested in connection with their investigation and is helping them with inquiries.

‘It is now a waiting game’

Ms Kenyon’s distraught family said they were very concerned for her wellbeing.

Her sister, Sarah Kenyon, wrote on Facebook: “It is now a waiting game, we have done everything we can, searched everywhere, contacted everyone.”

Detective Chief Inspector Al Davies, of Lancashire Police’s force major investigation team, said: “Katie’s disappearance is out of character and her family are understandably very worried.

“We are doing all we can to try and find her and I would appeal to anyone who has any information, however insignificant you may think it is, to come forward and contact us.

“I would especially like to hear from anyone who was in Bolton by Bowland or the surrounding area and saw anything suspicious to get in touch.

“Did you see a woman matching Katie’s description, either alone or with a man?

“Did you see the silver transit van or might you have dashcam footage which shows it.”

Police ‘keeping an open mind’

He added: “While we have arrested someone in connection with our investigation, I am very much keeping an open mind as to what has happened and I have a team of officers and staff working hard to try and find Katie and return her to her family.

“You could help with that so please do come forward and speak to us as your information could prove crucial.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log 800 of April 24 or contact the Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/0401020119P01-PO1

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org

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