THE heartbreaking case of a missing 77-year-old Wirral woman will be aired on BBC One next week.

Following missing person cases in Cheshire, the latest episode of Reported Missing will air from 9pm on Monday, September 17 and will feature the tragic story of Thornton Hough pensioner Jean Lloyd who went missing in April this year.

In a statement, producers said: "Seventy-seven-year-old Jean leaves on Tuesday April 17 to catch the bus to a doctor's appointment.

"It is in Neston just eight miles away from her home in Thornton Hough. but it has been 15 years since she made the journey there alone.

"Her son Edward would normally drive her, but he has recently had to give up driving for medical reasons.

"As evening approaches and Jean has not returned, Edward and family friend Vicky become increasingly anxious.

"As the days pass Sgt Lisa Wilson spearheads a large-scale search for the pensioner, and there are revelations about Jean's health and fitness.

"Bit by bit police manage to piece together CCTV, but it all takes time.

"As the investigation develops, Cheshire Police leave no stone unturned, calling in the services of Cheshire search-and-rescue volunteers, the National Police Air Service and the North West Police Underwater Search and Marine Unit.

"As the community rallies round to search for Jean, a worrying discovery on the other side of the town raises the possibility of foul play."

A production team from Blast! Films have been working with Cheshire Police since September 2017 to follow high risk missing from home cases from the moment the 999 call comes in.

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