Missing woman sparks Bideford helicopter search

CONCERN for a missing woman sparked a major police search operation in East-the-Water in the early hours of this morning (Monday). The Devon and Cornwall force helicopter, a dog unit and half a dozen officers on foot were scrambled after a 45-year-old loc

CONCERN for a missing woman sparked a major police search operation in East-the-Water in the early hours of this morning (Monday).

The Devon and Cornwall force helicopter, a dog unit and half a dozen officers on foot were scrambled after a 45-year-old local woman failed to return home after what is understood to be a domestic incident

"It was out of character and there was concern for her welfare as when she left the house she was not dressed appropriately for the cold weather," said a police spokesperson.

"The woman returned home at 2am.

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