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This is the van police fear was used to kidnap missing mother Katie Kenyon four days ago, as detectives tonight continued to hold a 50-year-old man over her disappearance.
The 33-year-old’s Samsung handset stopped ringing just after 2pm after she got into a silver Ford Transit with a man earlier that morning just after 9pm.
Katie was last seen where that van was on Todmorden Road and was said to have left her white Ford Fiesta there containing her belongings.
Her family have also said she appears to have posted some items through a letterbox of an address on the street.
She has been missing since Friday, April 22, with Lancashire Police increasingly concerned for her after the ‘out of character’ disappearance.
A friend said: ‘She wouldn’t of done this, leaving her kids to come home from school without her.’
Officers say they believe a woman matching Katie’s description got into the silver van with the man three days ago.
Katie’s sister Jenny posted online that Katie’s phone was no longer working, adding: ‘Samsung! Been off since 2pm yesterday.
‘Took her car to a house and posted her things and vanished!
‘Very unusual and out of character for Katie. Nothing adds up and we are all concerned for her and her whereabouts.
‘She drives a white Fiesta, which was dropped at a house in Burnley on Todmorden Road with her belongings – still doesn’t make sense.’
Forensic teams outside the address on Todmorden Road in Burnley where Katie vanished
This is the fourth day Katie has been missing after she vanished on Friday morning in Burnley
Police have said her disappearance is ‘out of character’ and have detailed the last known movements of a woman matching her description
Katie has not been seen since and police have arrested a 50-year-old man from Burnley in connection with her disappearance.
Lancashire Police says the man is helping with its investigation, and is appealing for information from members of the public.
Police say the vehicle, which had registration MT57 FLC was then driven 17 miles into the countryside, near to the village of Bolton by Bowland in the Ribble Valley.
Katie is described as white, 5ft 9ins tall, with shoulder length blond hair, and was last seen wearing a blue cardigan, light blue and white top, black leggings and flip flops.
Detective Chief Inspector Al Davies, of Lancashire Police’s Major Investigation Team, said: ‘Katie’s disappearance is out of character and her family are understandably very worried.
Katie Kenyon, who is 33, disappeared from Burnley on Friday, April 22, and has not been seen since
Police forensics officer at an address on Todmorden Rd in Burnley, Lancashire, this afternoon
‘We are doing all we can to try and find her and I would appeal to anyone who has any information, however insignificant you may think it is, to come forward and contact us.
‘I would especially like to hear from anyone who was in Bolton by Bowland or the surrounding area and saw anything suspicious to get in touch.
‘Did you see a woman matching Katie’s description, either alone or with a man? Did you see the silver transit van or might you have dashcam footage which shows it.
‘While we have arrested someone in connection with our investigation, I am very much keeping an open mind as to what has happened and I have a team of officers and staff working hard to try and find Katie and return her to her family.
‘You could help with that so please do come forward and speak to us as your information could prove crucial.’
Anyone with information should call Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log 800 of April 24th or contact them through the Major Incident Public Portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/0401020119P01-PO1.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Source: Daily Mail