Missing mum spotted on riverside CCTV

Police searching for a missing woman have CCTV footage of the last known sighting of the mother-of-two.

Sunday, 14th February 2016, 3:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th February 2016, 3:05 pm
Margaret MacDermott

Margaret MacDermott disappeared from her home on Bolbec Road in Fenham, Newcastle, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Her blue Renault Captur was found parked on Broad Chare on Newcastle Quayside yesterday afternoon.

Inquiries into CCTV footage have now found it was parked there by Margaret at around 5am on Saturday.

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Margaret has never been missing before and her disappearance has been described as completely out of character.

She is described as around 5ft 2in tall, of slim build and with short grey hair. She is a long-term sufferer of multiple sclerosis and so also has a very distinctive walk.

It is believed she may be wearing a dark-coloured jacket, dark trousers and white trainers.

Northumbria Police Chief Inspector Ron Charlton said: "Margaret's family are understandably very concerned for her welfare and we are working hard to locate her safe and well.

"We have identified CCTV footage that shows Margaret leaving her car on the Quayside at around 5am so we are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in that area at the time.

"If you were out jogging or walking your dog at the time then please try and remember if you saw a woman with a distinctive limp walking in the area.

"Our investigation will be focused on Margaret's movements in those early hours and any piece of information, no matter how small, could be vital to helping us reunite her with her family."

If you have seen Margaret, or have any information about where she may be, contact police on 101 quoting reference 782 13/02/16.