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Police renew appeal six months to the day since disappearance of Hale woman Marie Scott

By David Prior at

Police have renewed appeals for Hale mother of two Marie Scott, six months to the day since her disappearance.

Marie left her home on Sandileigh Avenue on December 18th 2017 and hasn’t been seen since.

Officers know that she boarded a 12.30pm tram at Altrincham metrolink station to Deansgate in the city centre where she got off at around 12.45pm.

From there she made her way along Deansgate to outside Blacks where she spoke to a couple at approximately 1pm, before walking around the Castlefield area.

Marie – who turned 58 on Boxing Day – then boarded a tram at Deansgate at 2.18pm to Victoria Station where she got into a black cab to Bury.

The taxi dropped her off in the area of The Rock shopping centre where she than walked along Rochdale Road towards Openshaw Park.

Marie Scott at Altrincham Interchange on the day she disappeared

The last known sighting of Marie, which was captured on CCTV, was outside It’s a Baby on Rochdale Road at the junction with Heywood Street at 3.15pm, Monday 18th December.

Detective Inspector Simon Akker, from Stretford CID, said: “Sadly it has been six months now since Marie left her home in Hale and despite extensive work by officers we have been unable to find her so far.

“I can’t imagine the pain family are going through and how worried they must be. Despite all of this they have shown immense courage and strength and continue to do everything they can to help us find Marie.

“Marie is clearly so loved and she has a beautiful family waiting for her to return.

“I implore residents, taxi drivers, shop owners and anyone who may have been in any of the locations mentioned to please think back. Did you see Marie? Do you recognise her? Or did you see someone who looks familiar? What might seem trivial to you could be the key to reuniting this family.”

Anyone with information about Marie’s whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 quoting MP/17/0111851. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111