Police launch desperate hunt to find missing woman, 33, who was spotted travelling with a man in a silver transit van two days ago – as 50-year-old male is arrested on suspicion of her kidnap
- Katie Kenyon, from Burnley, has not been seen for two days after going missing
- A woman matching her description was seen getting into a Transit van on Friday
- This van was driven 17 miles to the rural village of Bolton by Bowland, police say
- A 50-year-old man has been arrested in connection on suspicion of kidnap
Police have launched a desperate hunt to find a missing woman who was last seen getting into a silver van with a man in Burnley, and have arrested a male on suspicion of kidnap.
Katie Kenyon has not been seen since Friday, April 22, and Lancashire Police says it is becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare after the ‘out of character’ disappearance.
Officers say they believe a woman matching the 33 year old’s description got into a silver Ford Transit in Todmorden Road, Burnley, with a man two days ago.
Katie Kenyon, who is 33, disappeared from Burnley on Friday, April 22, and has not been seen since
The vehicle, which had registration MT57 FLC was then driven 17 miles into the countryside, near to the village of Bolton by Bowland in the Ribble Valley.
She has not been seen since and police have arrested a 50-year-old man from Burnley in connection with her disappearance.
Lancashire Police says the man is helping with its investigation, and is appealing for information from members of the public.
Police have said her disappearance is ‘out of character’ and have detailed the last known movements of a woman matching her description
Katie is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, with shoulder length blond hair, and was last seen wearing a blue cardigan, light blue and white top, black leggings and flip flops.
Detective Chief Inspector Al Davies, of Lancashire Police’s Major Investigation Team, said: ‘Katie’s disappearance is out of character and her family are understandably very worried.
‘We are doing all we can to try and find her and I would appeal to anyone who has any information, however insignificant you may think it is, to come forward and contact us.
‘I would especially like to hear from anyone who was in Bolton by Bowland or the surrounding area and saw anything suspicious to get in touch.
‘Did you see a woman matching Katie’s description, either alone or with a man? Did you see the silver transit van or might you have dashcam footage which shows it.
‘While we have arrested someone in connection with our investigation, I am very much keeping an open mind as to what has happened and I have a team of officers and staff working hard to try and find Katie and return her to her family.
Police say a woman matching her description was last seen getting into a Ford Transit van in Burnley on Friday morning (stock photo)
‘You could help with that so please do come forward and speak to us as your information could prove crucial.’
Anyone with information should call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log 800 of April 24th or contact them through the Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/0401020119P01-PO1.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.