Mountain rescue and divers still searching for missing Wrexham woman

MOUNTAIN rescue teams and divers have joined the search for a Wrexham woman who has been missing from home for more than five days.

Fears are growing for the safety of 58-year-old Valerie Williams, who was last seen outside her home, on Ffordd Mailyn, on Wednesday.

Detective Sergeant Arwyn Jones, of Wrexham CID, told the Leader last night that “no major developments” had been made over the weekend and the situation was being reassessed.

Iain Ashcroft, of the North East Wales Search and Rescue team, said they had been temporarily stood down while they waited for further news from police.

He said: “Mrs Williams is still missing and we still have concerns for her safety.

“Our search manager is with police officers, reviewing what we have done so far and seeing if there is any additional information to help us continue our search.”

Search teams, including the North Wales Police helicopter and the Search and Rescue Dogs Association, have been combing parts of Erddig Park and a 1km zone around Mrs Williams’ home.

It is understood she rarely leaves the house and had suffered a family bereavement on the day she disappeared.

Mrs Williams is described as slim, 5ft 4ins tall and has reddish grey hair, usually worn in a ponytail.

When last seen she was wearing a light purple hooded top over a striped top, brown trousers, and may have been wearing a light purple jacket.

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