Saudi Woman Goes Missing From Hove

Police are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman from Saudi Arabia who has not been seen since she left an address where she was staying in Hove.

Johmeia Hamed, 49, originally from Eritrea but now a Saudi national, went missing overnight on Sunday/Monday 18/19 September from address she was staying at in New Church Road, Hove.

She was a servant/maid with a Saudi family who live in Saudi Arabia and who had been staying at their summer home in Hove for a few days from 18 September. They returned home on 21 September.

Johmeia is described as 5' tall, thin and of middle eastern appearance. She is believed to have left the address wearing a headdress and jeans, and to have taken some personal belongings.

She has never left the family before in the twenty years she has been with them.

There is no reason at present to believe her disappearance is suspicious but because of her unfamiliarity with the country and apparent lack of English, there is natural increasing concern for her welfare.

Anyone who sees Johmeia or knows where she may be, is asked to contact Sussex Police via or call 101 quoting serial 706 of 19/09.


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