Officers are today trawling the lake at Priory Country Park searching for a woman who has been missing since Boxing Day.
Sonica Hans, 35, of Priory Court, Bedford, has not been since she left her flat she shares with her sister Manisha Singh at around 2pm on December 26.
We reported in our January 10 edition that Bedfordshire Police were appealing for anyone who may have seen Sonica to come forward.
Sergeant Gavin Conder, of the Missing Person Unit at Beds Police, said: “This is completely out of character for Sonica.
“We are aware of some texts that had been sent to an ex-boyfriend that indicated she was upset, but nothing serious enough to make us think she wanted to harm herself.
“We have been carrying out investigations and we know she was seen outside The Swan Hotel and The Embankment because we have seen CCTV footage.
“So we will be carrying out a search of the lake. If this lady had come to harm and had an accident and fell in the water then this is the best place to start looking.
“We will also be carrying out land searches in the immediate area and heading towards the Embankment.”
The search plans to carry on until it gets dark.
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