Gillian Sarahs' family thanks islanders for search

  • 4 February 2013
  • From the section Guernsey
Gillian Sarahs
Image caption Police said Ms Sarahs' disappearance was "out of character"

The family of missing Guernsey mother Gillian Sarahs has thanked islanders for their efforts in searching for her.

Through Guernsey Police, the family "extended their deep felt thanks to everyone who is currently involved in the ongoing search".

Mrs Sarahs, 54, was last seen at 18:15 GMT on Friday by a family member at her home address in Victoria Avenue.

Det Ch Insp Ruari Hardy said: "There is no evidence that indicates that she has left the island."

He added: "One of the key lines of enquiry that we'd like to follow up are any sightings, particularly on Friday, 1 February."

DCI Hardy said information from any sightings "may take us to somewhere that we haven't searched".

The Channel Islands air search plane joined the search over the weekend, with civil protection volunteers and members of the public also providing help.

Private CCTV

Officers earlier concentrated their search around the coastline, including the small, offshore islands off the north-east coast, known as the Houmets, which can be reached on foot at low water.

CCTV footage has been examined, showing she was at the Bridge prior to the last sighting.

Police have appealed for any owners of private CCTV systems in the area to get in touch.

Allen Edwards, the Waitrose branch manager at Admiral Park, where Mrs Sarahs works, said: "We are saddened to hear a search is under way for our colleague."

Mrs Sarahs is 5ft 4in tall, slim, with short blonde hair and a fair complexion.

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