Police call off search for missing Poole woman

Bournemouth Echo: Police call off search for missing Poole woman Police call off search for missing Poole woman

THE search for vulnerable missing woman Sabrina Boulenouar has been ended with Dorset Police now believing she may have left the country.

The 33-year-old from Upton sparked a massive shoreline search on Wednesday with officers becoming concerned for her welfare.

But they believe she may be abroad and are liaising with Interpol.

Detective Inspector Pete Little, of Bournemouth and Poole CID, said further searching around Upton would not be carried out.

“Inquiries carried out by Dorset Police indicate she may well have left the country. We are working with Interpol in a bid to trace her,” he said.

“We are still concerned for her welfare and she is still being treated as a vulnerable person by Dorset Police.”

Sabrina, who speaks with a French accent and has a shaven head, was last seen at her home address along Poole Road, Upton at 1am Wednesday morning.

A huge search took place in the area of Upton Country Park on Wednesday, with up to 100 acres of woodland and shoreline scoured by police, coastguard and Dorset Search and Rescue teams.

However it is believed that Sabrina left on a coach heading towards Southampton and she may have continued on towards London.

"I understand that Sabrina has been very upset recently and her family is concerned that she may come to some harm,” said Det Insp Little.

“She left without taking her house keys, car keys and her purse containing bank cards, though it is believed she has taken some cash.

“She also left her personal mobile phone behind but she did take her work phone and possibly her passport.

"It is important that Sabrina, or anyone who knows of Sabrina's whereabouts, comes forward as soon as possible.

"I urge Sabrina to get in touch – we simply need to know that you are safe and well."

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9:37pm Thu 2 Jan 14

SympatheticSam says...

Right, so they know she took her passport, so let's search the shoreline....seems logical.
Right, so they know she took her passport, so let's search the shoreline....seems logical. SympatheticSam

11:08am Fri 3 Jan 14

Mike R-B says...

Great advert' for our UK Border controls unless she swam abroad, which she is perfectly entitled to do under EU rules !
Great advert' for our UK Border controls unless she swam abroad, which she is perfectly entitled to do under EU rules ! Mike R-B

12:09pm Fri 3 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

So she has gone on holiday - how very dare she!
So she has gone on holiday - how very dare she! suzigirl

4:59pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

Even one foreigner leaving is great news. Goodbye.
Even one foreigner leaving is great news. Goodbye. Sir Beachy Head

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