Search for missing woman in Fontwell and a possible Lancaster sighting

Search teams out in Fontwell looking for missing Sandra Hall. PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL
Search teams out in Fontwell looking for missing Sandra Hall. PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL

AS search teams were out in Fontwell yesterday (February 16), there were reports of a possible sighting of missing Sandra Hall in Lancaster.

Sandra Hall from Bognor Regis went missing on Sunday February 3, after leaving to go to church at 10.20am but she never made it there.

She was seen on a train between Bognor Regis and Barnham but after leaving the station has not been seen since.

But on Friday police were alerted to a possible sighting in Lancaster.

A police spokesman said: “Sussex Police do know she has connections to Lancaster and Cumbria as well as West Sussex where she lives.

“It is thought she has been spotted in a supermarket in Lancaster on Friday at around midday.

Inspector Nick Bowman, who is leading the investigation in West Sussex said: “A friend of Sandra’s thought she saw her in the supermarket but was unable to speak to her and confirm it was her. We are hoping someone in the area might have seen her and can help us confirm this is Sandra.

“It is very out of character for Sandra to be out of touch with her family for so long and they are obviously very concerned and want her to return home.”

Sandra was last seen wearing knee length black and white tweed coat, a scarf and black hat.

Sandra’s daughter, Emma Cullingford, said: “My mum suffers from depression but she has touched the lives of so many people she has met or befriended over the years in West Sussex, Lancaster and Cumbria.

“She is a generous, loving spirit always prepared to go that extra mile to help and support others. She is deeply loved by her family, who hope that she remains safe and can re-start her life with the care and support she needs to start flourishing again. We just want her back.”

Anyone who has seen Sandra or know of her whereabouts, should contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Leeson.