Sian O’Callaghan: The Search In Savernake Forest
SIAN O’Callaghan: The missing Swindon woman in the news: Savernake Forest, the missing phone and kerb crawlers.
The Press Association says More than 400 people are searching the 4,500-acre Savernake Forest area, near Marlborough, Wiltshire, for Miss O’Callaghan.
Mikey Jack, 19, who plays Sunday league football with Kevin Reape, Miss O’Callaghan’s live-in boyfriend, says:
“A lot of people here don’t really know Kevin or Sian but they just want to help any way they can. Kevin’s a great lad and he doesn’t deserve this and my thoughts are with him and his family. He’s a strong lad and I think deep down he’s hurting a lot.”
Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher, who is leading the inquiry, said:
“We know that Sian had an LG E900 Optimus mobile phone with her on the night of her disappearance and I’d like to hear from anyone who finds a phone of this description.”
Her mobile phone was traced to an area of Savernake Forest, around 15 miles away. It had received a text message 32 minutes after she left the club from her boyfriend. Kevin Reape, saying: ‘worried x’.
One 28-year-old woman came forward to report that two men tried to coax her into a car in Swindon at 10.15pm on Saturday night. “It was pretty scary and shook me up a bit but I didn’t think much of it until Sian disappeared,” she said.
That was Birch Street. SWNS reminds readers that the missing woman is good looking:
Birch Street is just over two miles from the Suju nightclub where pretty PA Sian disappeared early on Saturday morning.
Police have confirmed a lone woman was assaulted by a car driver as she walked along a road in Swindon this morning – less than a mile from missing Sian O’Callaghan’s home. The incident, which happened at around 10am, saw a 20-year-old woman walking along Elmina Road in the Wiltshire town when she noticed a driver in a red van gesturing to her. She continued on her way but a short time later a man – believed to be the driver – physically assaulted her.
Police described the victim as was very shaken up, but stressed the incident was not being linked at this stage to the disappearance of Sian, 22, on Saturday.
POLICE are once again appealing for members of the public to help them search Savernake Forest for clues relating to the disappearance of Sian O’Callaghan.
Volunteers are needed from 10.30am on Wednesday and are asked to meet at Postern Hill, in Savernake Forest.
Those taking part are requested to sign in and make sure they are briefed by officers before setting out.
Volunteers should only attend if they are fit and well, as the terrain is rough and dense woodland, and should wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
Searchers, who should not take dogs along, are asked to bring a mobile phone with them, some form of identification and refreshments with them. They are also asked to stay in groups.
Finally, volunteers should only look in the areas directed to by police and if they find anything they should not touch it but report the discovery immediately to an officer.
A mystery individual has come forward to offer a five-figure sum as a reward for any information that leads directly to Miss O’Callaghan returning to her family and friends safely.
Mr Reape Appeals:
Reape, 26, who raised the alarm at 9.45am on Saturday when she had not returned to their flat, added: “Someone out there must have seen or known where she is and we just want them to come forward and contact the police.
“This is a terrible time for all of us and we are praying for Sian’s safe return. If Sian is listening and doesn’t want to contact us I beg her to at least ring the police.”
Sian O’Callaghan is front-page news on the Sun and the Daily Mirror.