Friends to join hunt for missing Vicki

Fairburn Ings
Fairburn Ings

Friends of missing mum Vicki Milton have called on the Knottingley community to help find her.

Mrs Milton, 42, was reported missing on Thursday, April 17 after visiting Fairburn Ings nature reserve, prompting a major police operation in the Castleford area and into North Yorkshire.

But there has still been no sign of her and now residents in the area are hoping to organise a search.

Lesley Eccleston, Mrs Milton’s former neighbour, said: “It’s been two weeks since Vicki went missing now and it’s getting really worrying.

“I just want her come home. Her family isn’t functioning without her but we cannot give up hope.

“We’re hoping to get the community together and get out looking for any signs we can.”

Police said up to 40 officers, including specialist search teams, have been working on the enquiries, with activity focused around the family’s home in Knottingley.

Mrs Milton is described as white, 5ft 2in tall, of a large build, with very short white blonde hair and blue eyes.

She has a tattoo of a flower on her left wrist and tattoos of a flower and a butterfly on her left hand. She was last seen wearing a black woolly jumper, dark denim jeans and grey Converse trainers.

Det Insp Paul Harrison, of Wakefield CID, said: “We continue to search for Vicki with enquiries focussing on the Knottingley area in what is a large enquiry, supported by a number of specialist resources.

“We remain absolutely determined to find her and continue to appeal for that vital piece of information which will help us locate her.

“As time goes by obviously the impact on Vicki’s children, husband and parents only worsens and we continue to do all we can to support them.

Anyone with any information should contact 101.