Appeal for Catherine Nee missing from Reading for 12 years

Catherine Nee
Image caption Catherine Nee was last seen in Ilfracombe, Devon, in 2000

A Berkshire family has made a heartfelt plea to find a grandmother who has been missing for 12 years.

Catherine Nee, originally from Reading, was last seen in Ilfracombe, Devon, where she had been living until her disappearance.

Her family have called on Thames Valley Police to help renew appeals to find the 43-year-old.

Ms Nee, also known as Kathy, was well known in Newbury and Reading, living in the Tilehurst area until 1998.

Her family officially reported her missing last year after repeated attempts to trace her had failed.

Det Insp Kev Mahon, who is leading the missing persons investigation, said: "If Catherine is out there now, I would urge her to come forward and let us know that she is safe and give her family peace of mind."

In a statement, the family said: "Catherine, if you are reading this, please, please get in contact with us.

"We all miss you so much and would like for you to come home. You have six very beautiful grandchildren who would love to meet their grandmother.

"The whole family misses you and we all just want you to come home or at least get in touch with us to let us know you are safe and well."

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