Fears for missing woman
THE family of an Ely woman who disappeared almost three weeks ago fear she will be found dead. Angela Sheaf, 39, has not been seen since leaving her boyfriend in Cambridge to travel by bus back to his flat. Now her sister and mother fear Angela, who is an
THE family of an Ely woman who disappeared almost three weeks ago fear she will be found dead.
Angela Sheaf, 39, has not been seen since leaving her boyfriend in Cambridge to travel by bus back to his flat.
Now her sister and mother fear Angela, who is an insulin dependant diabetic and has a history of mental health problems, will not be found alive.
"The police have been to Angela's home and she hasn't taken her medication," said her sister, Jenni Cattley. "We know she won't be found alive. She hasn't taken any insulin since the night before she went missing so we know she will be dead."
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Angela, who lived at High Barns and was diagnosed with manic depression 14 years ago, went missing on Friday, December 15.
The evening before she had been discharged from Cambridge's Fulbourn Hospital where she had been treated following a suicide attempt on December 8.
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Her family know that she was picked up by her boyfriend and together they travelled to Norwich where they spent the night before returning the following day.
The pair split up at Cambridge railway station and her boyfriend believed Angela planned to go to his flat in the city. But she never arrived.
It is thought that she caught a C3 bus from the railway station between 9am and 9.30am.
She sat on the left hand side of the single-decker vehicle, just behind the
area for disabled passengers.
Now officers have released CCTV footage of Angela in the hope of uncovering clues to her whereabouts.
Police have also produced "missing" posters, which they are putting up on
buses which provide the C3 service.
Following appeals in the media, a friend of Angela's late father called police to say she had been seen on a bus in Emmanuel Street, Cambridge.
Jenni said: "Angela always wanted to be around people. Two weeks before she went missing she moved in with my mother. She desperately needs people around her.
"We are assuming she hasn't gone far and have been concentrating our efforts to find her around Ely, Cambridge and Newmarket."
Angela made daily visits to the Cambridge self-help mental health charity, Lifecraft.
She is five feet tall, slim with short wavy blonde hair. She was wearing jeans, a
green jacket with pink lining and a fur hood and trainers when she went missing.
Detective Inspector Simon Harding, who is leading the inquiry, said: "We
are appealing to anyone who has seen Angela to contact police.
"We know that the railway station was busy that morning and we believe
someone must have seen her getting on or off the bus. The bus was due to go
to the Fen Ditton area of Cambridge.
"Angela is highly vulnerable and we are concerned for her welfare. Anyone
who thinks they may have seen her should contact police immediately."
PC Mark Hobson, a specialist missing from home officer from Cambridge, said
he is particularly concerned that there have been no other sightings of
Angela for a significant period.
He said: "I'm very concerned about Angela's welfare. We need to find out where she is and whether she is safe and well. If anyone thinks they may have seen her please get in touch with the police.