Police to retrace steps of missing Keysoe woman who disappeared after bus journey

Missing Margaret Hickling took a bus to Bedford.
Missing Margaret Hickling took a bus to Bedford.

Police will be re-tracing the last-known steps of missing Margaret Hickling tomorrow (Friday, January 23) in a bid to solve the mystery of her disappearance a week ago.

The 66-year-old was last seen getting off a Grant Palmer bus from Keysoe to Bedford at about 9am on Friday.

It is thought she got off in St Peter’s Street and walked towards the High Street. She has not been seen since.

Officers will be boarding the bus in Keysoe at 8.03am tomorrow to speak to passengers to see if anyone remembers seeing her or where she went after getting

off in Bedford. Posters are also being put up around the town and officers have

been handing out leaflets appealing for information.

She is described as white, five foot tall, with dark grey hair and of slight build. She was wearing a long beige skirt under a long dark coat and was carrying a handbag.

Detective Inspector Dani Fitzharris said: “We are very concerned for Margaret and I would urge anyone who saw her in Bedford on Friday or knows of her whereabouts

now to call police. We will have officers on the bus tomorrow morning asking passengers if they remember seeing Margaret or talking to her. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem might prove key in solving the mystery of her disappearance.”

Anyone who may have seen Margaret or has information on her whereabouts can

contact Bedfordshire Police, in confidence on 101, or text information to 07786