Oxford: Police Search River In Hunt For Missing Woman

Police are searching a river in Oxford in the hunt for a missing woman.

Twenty-two year old Emily Stiff was last seen in the Botley area of Oxford 16 days ago.

A specialist search and recovery team will be scouring the river from Donnington bridge to the Botley Road bridge and the East Street junction as officers attempt to find her.

Emily is described as white, slim, around 5ft 4inches tall with shoulder length brown hair.

At the time she was last seen, at around 11pm on 24th of February, she was wearing a red jumper, a dark chequered skirt and black tights. 

Detective Inspector John Turner, from Oxford Force CID, said: "Today’s search forms part of enquiries to find Emily who has been missing since 24 February.

"This search is one of a number of enquiries officers have been conducting as part of this missing person investigation.

"Emily’s family is aware of the search activities and will be kept updated."

Her family have released a statement:

"We are very grateful to Thames Valley Police for all their support. They have made strenuous efforts to return Emily safely to us and we are confident that every avenue is being explored.

"We would ask that we be given privacy during this difficult time."

Anybody whw knows where Emily might be is asked to call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.