Plea for help to find missing diabetic Valerie Tipper, 74, from Bury St Edmunds

Valerie Tipper, 74, from Bury St Edmunds

Valerie Tipper, 74, from Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

An appeal has been launched to find a missing 74-year-old diabetic woman from Bury St Edmunds.

Valerie Tipper was last seen yesterday evening in Northgate Street in the town at 7.30pm.

She was reported missing to police this afternoon.

Valerie is considered to be vulnerable and is also diabetic and may be in need of medication.

She is white, around 5ft 8ins tall, of slim build, and with long grey hair.

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It is believed she may be wearing a full length black leather coat, a multi-coloured striped beanie hat, red wool fingerless gloves and carrying a brown handbag with yellow giraffes on.

A picture has been issued by police to help with the search, and although old it is the most recent photograph available at this time. The public are advised she still looks very similar except for her hair now being grey.

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Anyone who has information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the duty sergeant at Bury St Edmunds Police Station on 101.

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