Police searching for missing Swanage woman Grace Kent are issuing new information and images as part of their investigation.

Grace, aged 23, was reported missing having last been seen at an address in the town at around 9.30am on Tuesday June 14. 

She left in a grey Volkswagen Polo, which was subsequently found in Belben Road in Poole.


Enquiries have revealed the car may have broken down because Grace called a breakdown company, entered the Premier store in Belben Road at around 10.15am and left her car keys and a phone number with a member of staff.

She is then known to have called for a taxi and was dropped to the Texaco garage on Holdenhurst Road in Bournemouth at 10.53am, where she was seen to walk toward Asda and the railway station.

Grace is described as white, five feet seven inches tall and of slim build with pale green hair that has braids woven in. She was wearing a long Peruvian multi-coloured coat, black top and blue baggy wide-legged trousers.

Superintendent Heather Dixey, of Dorset Police, said: “We understand Grace has been upset recently and it is important we locate her to ensure she is OK.

“Officers have been searching all relevant areas throughout the day and we have been able to ascertain that she was dropped by a taxi to the area of the train station in Bournemouth. It is possible she may have got on a train, a National Express coach or a bus and I am appealing to anyone who may have seen Grace, or a woman matching the description given, to please get in touch.

“Finally, I would like to make a direct appeal to Grace if you see this – please make contact with us or your family and let us know where you are as we just want to make sure you are all right.”

Anyone with information or knowledge as to Grace’s whereabouts is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 14:222.