Family of missing Preston woman launch an emotional plea to find her

Posted on - 16th October, 2019 - 4:55pm | Author - | Posted in - Lancashire Police, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Ribbleton
Brenda Wignall
Brenda Wignall

The family of missing Brenda Wignall, who has not been seen since Friday, have launched an emotional appeal to find her.


Brenda, 58, has not been seen since the early hours of Friday October 11.

She was last seen at her home address on Marl Hill Crescent at 2am but could have left at any point between 2am and 10am.

In a statement her daughters said: “This is very unlike mum to not let anyone know where she is going, especially our dad, who is going out of his mind with worry.

“This is the longest they have been away from each other for 40 years. She is a loving mum and amazing nana to her grandchildren who she adores and would do anything for.

“Her husband, daughters, family and friends are worried sick as she is out somewhere with no bag, money or phone.”

Officers, with the support of teams from Lancashire Fire and Rescue, Mountain Rescue and the Coastguard have been conducting a number of searches since Brenda went missing.

Brenda Wignall

Brenda is described as being 5ft 4in tall, of slim build with blonde hair that is styled in a bob. We had previously issued a description of Brenda’s clothing. However, it is now not known exactly what she was wearing.

Aside from Moor Nook, she has links to Walton-le-Dale, Ashton-on-Ribble and Longridge.

Read more: Appeal for CCTV footage in search for missing Brenda Wignall

The family statement continues: “Mum’s regular routine during the week is going on the Number 8 Moor Nook bus to work and she is out most of the day around Preston city centre.

“This is now day six and we are living a nightmare every day. It feels like it has been weeks. We are desperate to know if anyone has seen her, or thinks they might have any information, just to give us a little glimmer of hope our mum is safe

“We have tried everything, checked everywhere and gone down as many routes as we can possibly think of. We just need a little something to help us determine a direction she could have headed.”

If you have any information which could help police to find Brenda, please contact 101.

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