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Missing Canterbury woman Paulina Manfredini found


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Paulina Manfredini has been found following a major search operation after she went missing three days ago.

The 73-year-old dementia sufferer, who went missing on Saturday, was found near the A2 between the Western Link and Four Oaks Road junctions, just before 4pm.

She has been taken to hospital.

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Paulina Manfredini
Paulina Manfredini

Rolling road blocks were in place along the road between Faversham and Sittingbourne earlier today.

Officers received reports the dementia sufferer was seen walking past the roundabout at the junction of London Road and the Western Link in Faversham at about 8pm on Saturday.

A woman who went missing from her Canterbury home on Saturday 5 November has been found by search teams.

Inspector Mark Saveall said: "The search teams have now been stood down. We would like to thank everyone who has phoned in with information or shared our appeals."

Police along the A2 tonight.
Police along the A2 tonight.

Police earlier today released a CCTV image of her getting off a bus in Station Road, Faversham, at about 7.25pm on Saturday.

She was reported missing from her home in the city less than an hour later and had not been seen in three days.

CCTV image of Paulina Manfredini in Faversham
CCTV image of Paulina Manfredini in Faversham

Police say she caught the bus from the Westgate Towers in Canterbury.

The widespread search for Mrs Manfredini – involving specialist teams and a helicopter - initially focused on woods around a roadside cafe off the A2.

She was spotted at the Gate Services at Dunkirk at 2.45pm on Saturday.

Police and volunteers yesterday scoured land surrounding the cafe, with the search moving to Faversham last night after the fresh CCTV footage emerged.

Officers knocked on doors in Preston Street and Stone Street as part of the operation.

Police searched woodland near to Dunkirk as Paulina Manfredini was seen at the Gate Services on the A2.
Police searched woodland near to Dunkirk as Paulina Manfredini was seen at the Gate Services on the A2.

Mrs Manfredini's bank accounts and cards were not used and she does not have a mobile phone.

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