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Missing Paulina Manfredini pictured getting off bus in Faversham

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CCTV footage has emerged of a missing pensioner catching a bus to Faversham on the day she was last seen.

Dementia sufferer Paulina Manfredini, 73, is pictured getting off the service from Canterbury in Station Road at 7.25pm on Saturday.

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

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CCTV footage of Paulina Manfredini in Faversham
CCTV footage of Paulina Manfredini in Faversham

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

Inspector Terry Chuter said: “As a result of this new information we have re-directed our search to the Faversham area and are asking anyone in the town to phone us if they think they may have seen her.”

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.

Paulina Manfredini, 73 was last seen at her home address in Canterbury
Paulina Manfredini, 73 was last seen at her home address in Canterbury

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 are growing extremely concerned for Mrs Manfredini's welfare, with temperatures dropping close to zero on the three nights she has been missing.

Her bank accounts and cards have not been used and she does not have a mobile phone to trace her activity.

Police now know that she was wearing a brown bomber-style jacket and a skirt over black leggings and glittery Converse-type shoes when she went missing.

She was carrying a Sainsbury’s carrier bag and a handbag.

Inspector Chuter said: “The new photo we are releasing today was taken from CCTV on Saturday evening.

“There have been no confirmed sightings of Mrs Manfredini since then and we are obviously growing increasingly concerned for her welfare with every day that passes.”

She is known to have links to the Medway towns, Margate and Sittingbourne.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting 05-1265.

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