Hunt for missing mum continues

Fairburn Ings
Fairburn Ings

The search for missing Knottingley mum Vicki Milton entered its third week today.

Concerned friends of the missing 42-year-old held a meeting at St Andrews Church last night to discuss how they can proceed with their search.

Vicki Milton latest photograph

Vicki Milton latest photograph

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

Last week the Knottingley community began its own search after there had been no sign of her for two weeks.

And as the search moved into its third week worried friend, Lesley Eccleston, said: “We just can’t understand it, we just want her to come home.

“We organised the meeting to see how we can go forward with the search.”

Police said their enquiries into Mrs Milton’s disappearance are still on-going and up to 40 officers, including specialist search teams, are working on the case.

Mrs Milton is 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.

Detectives have thanked the community for its efforts to try and find the mother of three, and said they had received an excellent response to their appeals.

Det Insp Paul Harrison, of Wakefield CID, said: “We remain determined to find Vicki and continue to appeal for that vital piece of information which will help us locate her.”

Anyone with any information should contact Wakefield CID on 101.