Police have released CCTV footage of the last confirmed sighting of missing Northumberland woman Sally Allan.
The video shows Sally Allan walking alongside the River Tyne at the rear of the Copthorne Hotel on Newcastle Quayside at around 6am on Boxing Day. She is walking from west to east and the camera loses sight of her as she approaches the Swing Bridge. This is approximately three hours after she left her home in Ponteland.
From the footage she appears to be walking at a fast pace and is wearing a cream coloured Regatta waterproof anorak on top a cream coloured fleece and pyjama top and bottoms.
Although there has been a lot of speculation around different sightings of Sally this is the last confirmed that we have of her.
Police are releasing the images in an appeal to anyone who might have been in the areas on the route she walked, or in the Quayside area around 6am, and who might have seen Sally that morning.
Chief Inspector Stephen Readdie said: "We have reviewed the CCTV from the rear of the Copthorne Hotel and we can confirm this is Sally and it is the last confirmed sighting we have of her.
"The footage shows her walking west to east past the Copthorne and along the river. We lose sight of her around the Swing Bridge area and it unknown where she went from this point - she could have gone towards the city centre, across the bridge over towards the Hilton Hotel and Tyne Bridge, or continued along the Quayside following the river, enquiries are being carried out into all of these possibilities.
"She has walked from Ponteland down to the Quayside and although it's early Boxing Day morning people could have been out walking their dogs, coming or going to work and the pace she was walking, and the way she was dressed, may have seemed unusual to anyone who passed her and might have caught their attention.
"All the help from the public has been fantastic so far and in order for us to follow up all of the sightings and information then anyone who thinks they might have seen Sally must ring it in on 101 and pass it onto police this way, to ensure it is followed up and checked out.
"We have teams of officers carrying out searches of the route that Sally took and the Quayside area. They are speaking to local residents and business owners, checking CCTV in the areas and appealing for sightings and information."
Yesterday, police were searching Newcastle Quayside for Sally. Her heartbroken family have said they are worried about her and begged her to come home. A Search 4 Sally Facebook group has been set up on social-networking site Facebook and her son Clive has made a special video appealing for the public's help to find her. There was also a strong turn out at a group search on Monday morning and award-winning North East comedian Sarah Millican has supported the Search 4 Sally appeal by retweeting a message and missing poster about the search. As part of the search to find her, a missing poster had been made and people are being encouraged to put up the flyer - which features her photograph - to spread the word as much as possible.
Read more: http://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/local-news/police-search-newcastle-quayside-for-missing-northumberland-woman-1-7649026#ixzz3vvMRbqx5
Anyone with information, call police on 101.