A TV psychic medium has offered to help locate the body of a missing woman on the anniversary of her disappearance.

Joe Power has a reputation for using his abilities to help police and families in unsolved murder cases where the victim's body has never been recovered.

Now he has been asked by the mother of Debbie Griggs to help trace her daughter, who is presumed dead.

The 34-year-old mother of three, was four months pregnant when she was last seen and her family is convinced that she was murdered.

Debbie's cousin Jim Dunne from Hamworthy contacted the Daily Echo two years ago for people to come forward to help find her cousin's likely murderer.

Debbie's husband Andrew moved to St Leonards in Dorset with the couple's three sons after her disappearance.

She went missing from her home in Walmer near Deal, Kent, at around 10pm on May 5, 1999. The family car, a white Peugeot 309 was later found abandoned but her bank cards and credit cards had never been used. Her body has never been found.

Her mother Pat wrote to international psychic medium Joe Power from Liverpool, who has agreed to help. Mr Power has worked on several prominent cases.

Mr Power, who does not charge families for his help in tracking missing relatives, said: "I want to help the family find closure.

"The first thing I do is a reading with the family to establish whether this person is in the spirit world or has gone somewhere else. I need to find a motive for her murder then I will encourage her to say who is responsible.

"Then I will ask the police if the person has been questioned or overlooked and I will follow this up.

"Finally I will look for crunch information. For example I am hoping I will be able to pinpoint where Debbie has gone missing all these years later."

Kent Police's Detective Chief Inspector Dean Barnes, who is leading the inquiry in to Mrs Griggs's disappearance, said: "Despite exhaustive attempts to trace Debbie, we have yet to find out the truth of what happened to her.

"Knowing Pat, her mother as I have come to, I know that each day she wakes thinking of her daughter and her unborn grandchild. She wonders what became of them and what the circumstances were that surrounded her disappearance.

"On the days leading up to her disappearance, Debbie had committed herself to engagements to take place after May 5. I ask myself why Debbie would do that had it been her intention to disappear."

Anyone with information should contact the police incident room on 01303 289600 or Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.