LATEST: Search For Missing Magdalena
16 October 2015, 12:34
Police searching for missing Doncaster woman Magdalena Charciarek are looking at the area around Potteric Carr Nature Reserve.
It's after the discovery of CCTV footage from the area showing Magdalena at approximately 2pm on the 30 September - the last day she was seen before she was reported missing.
Superintendent Neil Thomas, from Doncaster District Police, said: "Since we confirmed the footage was Magdalena we have begun to search Potteric Carr Nature Reserve and the surrounding area.
"This is large expanse of land made up of wooded and wetland areas and we are using specialist officers to ensure that our search is systematic and thorough.
"As you can appreciate this is an extremely difficult time for Magdalena's family and while they are being supported and updated by officers they have asked for their privacy to be respected.
"I expect the searches to continue throughout today and they may last a number of days as we work to provide Magdalena's family with an answer as to what happened after Magdelana left her mum's home in Hexthorpe two weeks ago."
27-year-old Magdalena was last seen around 1pm on Wednesday, 30th September leaving her family's home in Cookson Street, Doncaster, where she said she was going into the town centre.
In the time since Magdelana was reported missing, police issued a national appeal with the Missing People charity and conducted a series of media appeals and press conferences. This resulted in a number of possible sightings, which were all investigated, but were not Magdalena.
"The public have been really helpful in our search and now that we know Magdelana was in the area around Potteric Carr on Wednesday 30th September, I would ask anyone who was in the area at the time to contact police", added Supt Thomas.
Magdalena is white around 5ft 6ins tall, slim build, with blue eyes and long light brown hair.
She was last seen wearing a grey coat with blue skinny jeans, a blue t-shirt, a long red scarf and carrying a black coloured leather handbag. Magdalena also wears glasses.