Missing woman last seen in Hartlepool is found, police confirm

A woman who sparked a police appeal in Hartlepool has been found.

By Faye Dixon
Thursday, 25 July, 2019, 20:55
Police have confirmed she has now been found

Officers from Cleveland Police renewed the appeal for missing 48-year old Joanne Leighton.

She was last seen in central Hartlepool on Tuesday, July 23 and her family had last heard from her via text message at around 10pm.

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At around 8.10pm on Thursday, July 25, the police force announced that she had been located. A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: “Thank you to everyone for sharing the appeal.”