Leeds & West Yorkshire

Divers search River Aire for missing Seemberjeet Kaur

Seemberjeet Kaur
Image caption Seemberjeet Kaur was last seen in Roberts Park in Saltaire on 23 October

Police divers have begun sonar searches of a river for a woman who went missing more than a month ago.

Mother-of-one Seemberjeet Kaur, 35, disappeared on 23 October in Roberts Park in Saltaire, West Yorkshire.

West Yorkshire Police said its underwater search team was concentrating on a stretch of the River Aire flowing through the park.

Her family said her disappearance was "uncharacteristic" and had left a "real void" in their lives.

Ms Kaur, who has a four-year-old daughter, took a taxi from her home in East Bowling to Shipley on 23 October, and was seen in Roberts Park at about 13:00 BST.

'Dearly missed'

She is described as Asian, 5ft 4in (1.63m) tall, with straight black shoulder-length hair. She was wearing a beige coat and blue jeans when she disappeared.

West Yorkshire Police released CCTV footage believed to be of Ms Kaur shortly after her disappearance.

Temporary Det Supt Scott Wood said: "As land searches have now been completed, our focus is very much on the river.

"Our underwater search teams are now using sonar equipment along the deepest section of the river to try and locate anything that may be of use to our inquiries."

In a statement released earlier this month, Ms Kaur's family said: "Our family is devastated by the unexpected and uncharacteristic disappearance of Seemberjeet, leaving a real void in all our lives.

"She is a loving, caring and gentle human being, much loved by everyone that has come into contact with her.

"Seemberjeet is dearly missed by her husband, mother, brother and sisters.

"Her beautiful young daughter turned four a few days ago and we have not been able to explain the absence of her mother to her."

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