New CCTV released of missing Walsall woman

New CCTV footage has been found which shows Darlaston woman Amanda Hawkins travelling on a bus in Brownhills on the day she went missing.

Amanda Hawkins
Amanda Hawkins

Police have released the images today as they continue their search to find the 44-year-old who has not been seen since 9am on Friday, May 30.

The cameras on board the 10A bus from Walsall town centre reveal that Amanda got off on Lichfield Road at the junction of Barnetts Lane at around 4pm.

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CCTV showing Amanda on the bus

Officers are keen to hear from anyone who was on that bus or in the area, as they could hold crucial information to help find her.

Amanda has been missing seven times before and has often been found in Lichfield and Stafford.

Det Con Claire Walker is one of the officers on the search investigation team. She said: "Those who support Amanda at her assisted living centre are very worried about her as is her mother who lives in Streetly.

"Since she was reported missing at the end of May we’ve been working hard to find her. We’ve alerted local bus companies so that drivers can keep their eyes peeled, we’ve conducted house to house enquiries and officers have searched the Moxley neighbourhood.

"Staffordshire Police have also been alerted to her disappearance so that they can search Stafford. We’ve also asked them to search Lichfield as she has been found there before when missing and her mum says she loves to visit the cathedral."

Amanda left home with only her bus pass, a mobile phone and around £30 in cash.

"Amanda suffers from memory loss meaning she often forgets where she is and wanders around," added Det Con Walker.

"I would ask that people help us by looking at the latest photograph of Amanda and getting in touch if they can recall seeing her over the past week."

Amanda is white, 5ft 2ins tall and of a large build, with shoulder length straight auburn hair, blue eyes and a local accent. She is believed to be wearing a green coloured jacket.

Anyone with information should call Walsall Police immediately on 101.