Woman, 81, missing in Welwyn Garden City

THE police helicopter has been deployed in the skies above WGC tonight (Wednesday) in an urgent bid to trace a missing 81-year-old woman.

Peggy Ruddock was last seen in Elizabeth Close at about 3pm, and police are extremely concerned for her welfare.

They are appealing for the public’s help to find her – and have even broadcast her description on the force helicopter’s public address system.

Peggy is described as white, 5ft 6in tall, of a slim to medium build with white curly hair.

She was last seen wearing a blue jumper, dark trousers and slippers.

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A police spokesman said: “Officers are extremely concerned about the welfare of Peggy and anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Hertfordshire Constabulary non-emergency number on 0845 33 00 222.”

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