Concern For Missing Woman

Police are appealing for information to find a woman reported missing from Warsash in Hampshire.

Officers are increasingly concerned for the welfare of Heather Bater, aged 50.

She was last seen near to the Co-op store in Warsash at around 9am on Wednesday 28th September 2011. This is not far from her home address in Saxon Close.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Peter Lavin said:

 "Police have carried out searches of the surrounding area and made numerous enquiries within the local community. Extensive enquiries continue to trace her whereabouts.

"Officers are in contact with Mrs Bater's family to find and pursue further leads into her possible whereabouts and intentions.

"We are concerned that she may be in a vulnerable condition. Anyone who has seen Mrs Bater or who knows where she could be is asked to contact police. Local residents are asked to check gardens, outbuildings, alleyways and allotments."

Mrs Bater is described as:

> White

> 5 ft 5 ins tall

> Medium to large build

> Brown frizzy hair

> Brown eyes

She is known to wear spectacles.

Detective Constable Peter Lavin added:

 "I'm also appealing directly to Mrs Bater to contact her family or the police to let us know where she is."

Mrs Bater or anyone with information is asked to contact police by phoning 101. From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, phone police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.