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Family of missing Amanda Hawkins appeal for help in finding her


The family of missing Walsall woman Amanda Hawkins have today (Thursday 12 June) joined police to appeal for help in tracing her.
Amanda, aged 44, from Darlaston, who is extremely vulnerable, hasn't been seen since the end of May and police say they are now 'gravely concerned' for her welfare.
Today her brother, Rob Hawkins, and cousin, Faye Harris, pleaded for anyone who may have seen Amanda to come forward.
Rob said: "We are all very worried for my sister's safety. She has never been away from her home for such a long period. Amanda is a vulnerable person and will be very confused, exhausted and scared due to her condition. She is unlikely to ask for help and will be unaware of any physical health problems and this is why we are asking for help from anyone who may have seen her to call police."
Amanda suffers from mental health issues for which she requires daily medication, she also suffers memory loss, meaning she often forgets where she is and wanders around.
Amanda left her assisted accommodation in Sutton Road, Moxley, and was last seen getting off a bus in Lichfield Road at the junction of Barnetts Lane in Brownhills at around 4pm on Friday 30 May, after she had travelled from Walsall town centre.

DCI Chris Wilkes, from Walsall Police, said: "We remain hopeful that Amanda will be found alive and well, however as time passes we are gravely concerned for her welfare. Amanda is not capable of looking after herself and has not taken her medication for 13 days now.
"Her family really need to find out what has happened to her and unless someone is caring for her, we do fear the worse. I need people to check any outbuildings, garages and gardens to see if Amanda is there."
Amanda is described as a white woman, 5'2, large build with shoulder length straight auburn hair and blue eyes. When last seen she was wearing a white or cream coloured jacket.
Anyone who has information about Amanda's whereabouts should contact Walsall Police on 101.