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Barnsley Woman Missing For Weeks

Wednesday October 2 2013




POLICE are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 22-year-old Barnsley woman who has been missing for several weeks.

Lauren Mayes was reported missing to South Yorkshire Police on September 16 but was last seen at her home in Queens Drive, Dodworth, on May 12.

She is about 5ft 9ins tall, of medium build and has dark brown, shoulder length hair.

Police are urging Lauren, or anyone who knows her whereabouts, to call officers so they can ensure she is safe and well.

Anyone with information is urged to call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference number BX/2736/2013.

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Reply Posted by me on Wednesday October 2 2013 at 17:25
Am not 100% certain bt a think i seen her round wombwell when i been to visit my fam last week she was down near premier and afc on barnsley road if its the same person sorry am not 100% certain bt am 80% certain it was her

Reply Posted by tim on Thursday October 3 2013 at 07:18
Hi - Tim from the Police who is looking for Lauren.

Premier and afc on Barnsley Road. Can you be more specific. Is it Stairfoot ?

Reply Posted by mee on Friday October 4 2013 at 18:20
NO he means premier and afc at wombwell on barnsley road

Reply Posted by mee on Wednesday October 2 2013 at 19:20
I am 90 % sure I saw her at tesco stairfoot today

Reply Posted by Tim on Thursday October 3 2013 at 07:19
Hi - Time from the Police.

Was it inside or outside the shop and can you remember any clothing, please.

Reply Posted by mee on Friday October 4 2013 at 18:23
Yes, she was outside the shop walking towards the car park. She was with another lady, older than her (Blonde hair if i remember correctly). The missing girl, if it was her, was wearing red knee length shorts and a black patterned top.

Reply Posted by leonie on Wednesday October 2 2013 at 19:40
God! Can't believe she's missing! Hope she's okay grew up with her!! Xx

Reply Posted by laura on Wednesday October 2 2013 at 20:25
Oh no I used to hang about with her if I c her al let u know

Reply Posted by Jenny on Wednesday October 2 2013 at 22:46
Aww I grew up with Lauren too! :( hope they find her! Xx

Reply Posted by leighann on Thursday October 3 2013 at 09:28
I knew lauren from school & this is totally out of character for her to do anything like this. She always did everything to please her family so its shocking to me. The funny thing is she got facebook this year and added me about 4 months ago & started talking to me on it. I tried looking for the messages to get exact dates but looks like ive deleted them when my inbox got full. But it cant have been longer than 4 months ago. She seemed fine & happy enough. I hope you find her fit & well!! GET BACK HOME LAUREN we are all thinking of you! Xxxxxxxxxx

Reply Posted by Swifty on Thursday October 3 2013 at 10:31
Hope they find this lady safe and well. Her family and friends must be very concerned.

The cove quote above from "Tim from Police" Is is Stairfoot I glad your not looking for me if you don't Know Wombwell from Stairfoot. you need to get a A-Z. Of Barnsley

Tim hope the HQ don't send you out on 999 calls

Reply Posted by just me on Thursday October 3 2013 at 13:35
its seems a long time four month for it only just to have been reported hope they find her anyway

Reply Posted by kazzy on Thursday October 3 2013 at 16:46
I think ive seen her today outside pound shop at wombwell high st but cant be 100% shore hope she is found soon though

Reply Posted by xxxxx on Friday October 4 2013 at 22:25
I knew lauren from school and this is shocking been missing since may but only got reported in august i find that a bit strange.....PLEASE COME HOME LAUREN this is something that lauren wouldnt do at all.

Reply Posted by Julie on Saturday October 5 2013 at 11:36
I think I saw Lauren at Tesco Stairfoot on Wednesday too. I was leaving the store at about 4:15pm and noticed a girl in knee length red shorts accompanied by an older lady. Can't be sure it was Lauren but this girl was quite tall and had a tattoo on her right calf.

Hope she is ok and returns home safely.

Reply Posted by Char on Saturday October 5 2013 at 22:12
Oh my god hope she's safe and found please come home Lauren known you for years. Xx

Reply Posted by kay on Tuesday October 8 2013 at 09:54
Just seen Lauren 9.52 outside Dorothy Perkins, she doesn't look very missing to me

Reply Posted by sue on Wednesday October 9 2013 at 12:16
Seen Lauren walking with her mam this morning so she must be ok

Reply Posted by Ann-Marie on Sunday October 13 2013 at 13:12
Sue could you please give me more detail about seeing Lauren. She has told everybody she no longer talks to her mum, hence the confusion about you comment. Thank you

Reply Posted by Ann-Marie on Sunday October 13 2013 at 13:10
Hi everyone, the people who have seen Lauren could you please contact me. Especially Sue who has commented saying she seen Lauren with her mum. Please could you email me with more detail as i really need to get in touch with her, her phone is never switched on. I have not seen or heard from her since 5.10.13 at 11am. Thank you.