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Police dogs to resume search for missing woman Lorraine Ridout in Cardiff

Police dogs will resume their search for missing Lorraine Ridout today in Cardiff .

Police are continuing their investigation into the whereabouts of Lorraine, who has been missing since January 31 at around 7pm.

The 57-year-old grandmother’s family and friends have been rallying together to help look for her while police continue with their investigation.

Lorraine was last seen at the Premier Shop on Gabalfa Avenue and there have been no confirmed sightings since.

Police dogs are due to resume searches in and around Gabalfa on Tuesday afternoon.

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It comes after divers searched a section of the River Taff on Friday and specialist sonar equipment was used in the river over the weekend.

Police have been using divers to search the River Taff
Police have been using divers to search the River Taff

The river search was negative.

South Wales Police ’s investigation has included house-to-house enquiries, liaising with Lorraine’s friends and family, checking hostels, night shelters and hospitals, and providing photos of Lorraine to rail and bus companies.

More than 1,000 appeal posters have also been put out with help from charity Missing People.

It has also seen local officers patrol the Taff Trail area with colleagues from the mounted section, air support and specialist search.

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Sergeant Tony Apsey, from Fairwater Police Station, said: “Although Lorraine lives close to the River Taff, there is no evidence at this stage to suggest that she has entered the river.

Police ‘keeping an open mind’

“We know that this was something concerning the family and as a result the South Wales Police specialist search and rescue team dived a section of the River Taff where the family believe Lorraine might be.

“That search was negative and further land searches are continuing today.

“We are keeping an open mind about what has happened to Lorraine and finding her is still very much a priority for South Wales Police.”

South Wales Police wishes to appeal for information but also reassure the community that officers have been, and will continue to do, everything possible to find Lorraine.

Anyone with information is asked to please call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 1600036372.

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