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Police scale back search for Farnborough woman missing since valentine's day

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Police scale back search for Farnborough woman missing since valentine's day

Published by the Eagle Radio News Team at 2:59pm 2nd March 2020.

Police in Hampshire are scaling down the search for missing Farnborough woman Lisa Hale.

The 40-year-old has been missing since disappearing from the Ferndown Gardens area on 14 February.

Officers say despite a reduction in search efforts their investigation is ongoing.

The force added they are extremely concerned for her welfare, but there is "no evidence of foul play".

Detective Inspector Graeme Eaton said:

“It has now been more than 18 days since Lisa went missing and we are extremely concerned for her welfare, although I would like to reassure the community there is no evidence of foul play.

“Unfortunately, the locations we have been searching to date are extensive and the woodlands are also very dense in areas.

“I want to reassure you that while the search phase of the investigation is being scaled back, our investigation into Lisa’s disappearance remains ongoing and we will act on any new information we receive.

“We do want to thank the public for sharing our appeals and passing on information so far."

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Lisa's last known movements:

  1. She was seen on CCTV in the early hours of February 15, walking on the forecourt of the Shell garage in Farnborough.
  2. Lisa is then believed to have taken a route along Hawley Road, Farnborough to Fernhill Road, Blackwater.
  3. Her last sighting was captured on CCTV overlooking the car park at Hawley Leisure Centre.

The Leisure Centre borders on Hawley Common Woods.

Both the woodlands and the lake area have been searched by specialist police search teams, dog units and the police Marine Unit, assisted by colleagues from Hampshire Fire & Rescue and the Army.

Lisa is a keen runner and is known to have knowledge of Hawley Common Woods as well as other local beauty spots including Fleet Pond, Minley Woods and Bramshott Wood.

Police are now asking those who frequently visit those areas to remain vigilant and report anything untoward.

DI Eaton added:

“If you do see something suspicious or you find discarded items you believe could be linked to Lisa, then don’t disturb them but ring 999 straight away.

“We have a good description of what Lisa was wearing when last seen from the CCTV images.

“She was wearing a brown knee length puffa jacket with a hood, a black beanie hat with a white design on the side, dark trousers and dark shoes.

“We are continuing to keep Lisa’s family updated and provide them with support at this very difficult time.”