Police appeal to locate woman travelling to Ilfracombe

Patricia Stubbs, 69, has been missing from her home in Paignton since Monday.

Patricia Stubbs, 69, has been missing from her home in Paignton since Monday. - Credit: Archant

Patricia Stubbs, 69, left her home on Monday in Paignton but failed to arrive at the Ilfracombe bed and breakfast where she was due to stay.

POLICE are appealing for information to help trace a missing woman who was travelling to Ilfracombe.

Patricia Stubbs, 69, was last seen leaving her home in Paignton at around 10am on Monday.

She left for Paignton Railway Station to travel to Ilfracombe but the alarm was raised when she never arrived at the bed and breakfast she’d booked to stay at.

She had originally planned to stay in Ilfracombe and return home on Friday.


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Patricia is described a normally fit and well white female, 5 ft 7 inches tall, with short, curly grey-ish hair.

The clothing she was wearing is currently unknown but she did have a small black suitcase with her as well as an orange canvas bag.

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Police Sergeant Mark Ruston, a police search advisor said: “This is completely out of character for Patricia and it may be that she has just decided to stay somewhere else, however this has rightly concerned the family.

“A police missing person enquiry has been commenced to locate Mrs Stubbs safe and well or establish information as to her current whereabouts.”

Police are asking the public and bed and breakfast owners to report any possible sightings of Patricia to police on 101 quoting police reference 780 18/11/13.

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