UPDATE: 'Vulnerable' missing woman found safe and well in Bournemouth

Strong police presence on Heron Court Road in Winton. Pic by Alex Kay

Strong police presence on Heron Court Road in Winton. Pic by Alex Kay

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POLICE in Bournemouth searched throughout the night for a missing “vulnerable” woman.

A spokeswoman from Dorset Police said the 50-year-old, who is from the Bournemouth area, was found safe and well on Albert Road in Bournemouth town centre at 7.23am today.

A major search, which saw the police helicopter drafted in to assist, was launched after the alarm was first raised at 8.51pm.

Witnesses reported seeing approximately five police cars on Heron Court Road in Winton yesterday evening.

The police helicopter was heard by residents across the borough throughout the night.

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11:56pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Yankee1 says...

Why is a 50 year old woman 'vulnerable'?

Dementia? Health issues? Suicide threats? Mental illness? Tell us.

These article tell us nothing. I expect the police look for 'vulnerable people' all the time. Why tell us. if we can offer nothing to help?
Why is a 50 year old woman 'vulnerable'? Dementia? Health issues? Suicide threats? Mental illness? Tell us. These article tell us nothing. I expect the police look for 'vulnerable people' all the time. Why tell us. if we can offer nothing to help? Yankee1
  • Score: -12

1:39am Wed 27 Aug 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Why is a 50 year old woman 'vulnerable'?

Dementia? Health issues? Suicide threats? Mental illness? Tell us.

These article tell us nothing. I expect the police look for 'vulnerable people' all the time. Why tell us. if we can offer nothing to help?
I'm more concerned the police race around for a 50yr old woman missing since 8pm this evening and then do nothing when a child isn't missing for under 24hrs?????
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: Why is a 50 year old woman 'vulnerable'? Dementia? Health issues? Suicide threats? Mental illness? Tell us. These article tell us nothing. I expect the police look for 'vulnerable people' all the time. Why tell us. if we can offer nothing to help?[/p][/quote]I'm more concerned the police race around for a 50yr old woman missing since 8pm this evening and then do nothing when a child isn't missing for under 24hrs????? HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -7

1:39am Wed 27 Aug 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Why is a 50 year old woman 'vulnerable'?

Dementia? Health issues? Suicide threats? Mental illness? Tell us.

These article tell us nothing. I expect the police look for 'vulnerable people' all the time. Why tell us. if we can offer nothing to help?
I'm more concerned the police race around for a 50yr old woman missing since 8pm this evening and then do nothing when a child isn't missing for under 24hrs?????
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: Why is a 50 year old woman 'vulnerable'? Dementia? Health issues? Suicide threats? Mental illness? Tell us. These article tell us nothing. I expect the police look for 'vulnerable people' all the time. Why tell us. if we can offer nothing to help?[/p][/quote]I'm more concerned the police race around for a 50yr old woman missing since 8pm this evening and then do nothing when a child isn't missing for under 24hrs????? HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -5

5:39am Wed 27 Aug 14

Wilkie says...

Just curious about the quality control at The Echo. What editorial checks beyond MS Word spellchecker are carried out before articles are released for publication? This article is so lacking in detail that it makes it look as if there is no editorial control whatsoever at the paper and that journalist are simply publishing articles without peer review. Editor, you need to impose some authority, as articles like this are making your paper into a laughing stock.
Just curious about the quality control at The Echo. What editorial checks beyond MS Word spellchecker are carried out before articles are released for publication? This article is so lacking in detail that it makes it look as if there is no editorial control whatsoever at the paper and that journalist are simply publishing articles without peer review. Editor, you need to impose some authority, as articles like this are making your paper into a laughing stock. Wilkie
  • Score: -4

5:50am Wed 27 Aug 14

Wilkie says...

To add to my previous comment. Why should I care about shoddy journalism in my local paper? Well, I am a proud Bournemouthian and The Echo is the paper that represents my town. I see standards of cleanliness, housing and community spirit deteriorating in my town and the associated lessening of pride. The Echo can influence this and indeed is doing so with the lowering of it's own standards. I am calling you to account Mr Toby Granville with this open comment.
To add to my previous comment. Why should I care about shoddy journalism in my local paper? Well, I am a proud Bournemouthian and The Echo is the paper that represents my town. I see standards of cleanliness, housing and community spirit deteriorating in my town and the associated lessening of pride. The Echo can influence this and indeed is doing so with the lowering of it's own standards. I am calling you to account Mr Toby Granville with this open comment. Wilkie
  • Score: 0

6:51am Wed 27 Aug 14

retry69 says...

Wilkie wrote:
To add to my previous comment. Why should I care about shoddy journalism in my local paper? Well, I am a proud Bournemouthian and The Echo is the paper that represents my town. I see standards of cleanliness, housing and community spirit deteriorating in my town and the associated lessening of pride. The Echo can influence this and indeed is doing so with the lowering of it's own standards. I am calling you to account Mr Toby Granville with this open comment.
You think Mr Granville reads this ? UH UH But good luck in your quest,although better individuals have tried and failed before you :)
[quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: To add to my previous comment. Why should I care about shoddy journalism in my local paper? Well, I am a proud Bournemouthian and The Echo is the paper that represents my town. I see standards of cleanliness, housing and community spirit deteriorating in my town and the associated lessening of pride. The Echo can influence this and indeed is doing so with the lowering of it's own standards. I am calling you to account Mr Toby Granville with this open comment.[/p][/quote]You think Mr Granville reads this ? UH UH But good luck in your quest,although better individuals have tried and failed before you :) retry69
  • Score: -2

7:21am Wed 27 Aug 14

Baysider says...

For Gods sake. It was put up at 11:12pm and presumably is the result of brief media release issued by the police or via their social media channels. The Echo are clearly not staffed to the level they will dispatch a reporter late at night to cover a story that will probably turn out to be of no public interest. They may follow up if it develops but readers who expect a small local paper to hire a helicopter for a (barely) missing (adult) person story just so they get more salacious details need a reality check. Let's just hope the lady in question in found safe and well and keep our pointless opinions on this story to ourselves eh?
For Gods sake. It was put up at 11:12pm and presumably is the result of brief media release issued by the police or via their social media channels. The Echo are clearly not staffed to the level they will dispatch a reporter late at night to cover a story that will probably turn out to be of no public interest. They may follow up if it develops but readers who expect a small local paper to hire a helicopter for a (barely) missing (adult) person story just so they get more salacious details need a reality check. Let's just hope the lady in question in found safe and well and keep our pointless opinions on this story to ourselves eh? Baysider
  • Score: 9

7:22am Wed 27 Aug 14

neilf2006 says...

Wilkie wrote:
Just curious about the quality control at The Echo. What editorial checks beyond MS Word spellchecker are carried out before articles are released for publication? This article is so lacking in detail that it makes it look as if there is no editorial control whatsoever at the paper and that journalist are simply publishing articles without peer review. Editor, you need to impose some authority, as articles like this are making your paper into a laughing stock.
In addition to exercising some quality control, would be gratifying to see the editor of the Echo surface occasionally, with a comment or viewpoint perhaps? Surely a local paper should be prepared to take a position on an issue and put that forward as editorial comment? Does an editor exist?
[quote][p][bold]Wilkie[/bold] wrote: Just curious about the quality control at The Echo. What editorial checks beyond MS Word spellchecker are carried out before articles are released for publication? This article is so lacking in detail that it makes it look as if there is no editorial control whatsoever at the paper and that journalist are simply publishing articles without peer review. Editor, you need to impose some authority, as articles like this are making your paper into a laughing stock.[/p][/quote]In addition to exercising some quality control, would be gratifying to see the editor of the Echo surface occasionally, with a comment or viewpoint perhaps? Surely a local paper should be prepared to take a position on an issue and put that forward as editorial comment? Does an editor exist? neilf2006
  • Score: 5

9:00am Wed 27 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Yankee1 wrote:
Why is a 50 year old woman 'vulnerable'?

Dementia? Health issues? Suicide threats? Mental illness? Tell us.

These article tell us nothing. I expect the police look for 'vulnerable people' all the time. Why tell us. if we can offer nothing to help?
Please feel free to publish your medical records for all to see.
[quote][p][bold]Yankee1[/bold] wrote: Why is a 50 year old woman 'vulnerable'? Dementia? Health issues? Suicide threats? Mental illness? Tell us. These article tell us nothing. I expect the police look for 'vulnerable people' all the time. Why tell us. if we can offer nothing to help?[/p][/quote]Please feel free to publish your medical records for all to see. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 3
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