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Missing Westerham pensioner Margaret Payne, 81, may have been heading to Derbyshire or South Wales police say

By Kent Messenger reporter

Police have renewed their appeal for help in tracing a pensioner missing from her Westerham home since last month.

Margaret Payne, who is 81, was last seen at her Croydon Road home on Sunday, April 27, but may be suffering health issues.

Margaret Payne, missing from her Westerham home since April 27

Officers believe she has links with Derbyshire and South Wales so may have set off to visit one of these areas but became confused.

They have searched her home and carried out house to house enquiries. They are also looking at CCTV and have contacted transport companies.

District commander for Sevenoaks, Chief Insp Tim Cook said: "Although Margaret would have been recognisable to many people in her home area, it appears she was a private woman and not a great deal was known about her.

"We have carried out extensive enquiries in local areas that we believe that Margaret may have visited and are also grateful for the assistance of volunteers from Kent Search and Rescue."

He added: "I would urge anyone who may recognise Margaret, including people living outside of Kent, to call us immediately. You may have seen her on a bus or a train or simply walking down a street, but every small bit of information can help us understand her movements."

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident reference 03-1022.

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