Desperate hunt for missing mum

Caroline Whitelaw
Caroline Whitelaw
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THE son of a missing woman has made a desperate appeal to locals to help find her.

A manhunt is under way for Caroline Whitelaw who was last seen leaving a family member’s house on Milbourne Street, Blackpool, on Saturday April 10 at 2.30pm.

The 51-year-old is seriously diabetic and is believed to have not taken her insulin for seven days and she does not have her medication or syringes with her.

James Whitelaw says his mum’s disappearance is out of character and is appealing for anyone who may have seen her to contact police.

Mr Whitelaw, 30, of Convent Crescent, Grange Park, said: “My head is all over the place, I am so worried about her.

“She is a diabetic and hasn’t had her medication so could get really ill. She left her handbag at home with her money, bank cards and phone so has nothing with her.

“We’re all very concerned about her well being and I’m desperate for any information which may help us find her.”

Caroline, 51, of Wall Street, Blackpool, moved to the Fylde coast with her family from Glasgow eleven years ago.

Mr Whitelaw said: “Mum’s a very sociable person, she gets on with people and is always having a laugh.

“The last time I saw her she seemed fine, in good spirits there was nothing wrong as far as I know.

“My sister said she spoke to her after a family barbecue last weekend and said she had a really good time with her friends.

“I just don’t know what has happened, we need her to be found and brought home safe and well.”

It is believed Mrs Whitelaw may have been seen at The Rock Shop on Central Drive on Saturday.

Her son said; “The lady at the shop said she saw someone who fitted mum’s description.

“She said she looked confused and disorientated which she will be without her medication.

“I would appeal to local people to check their sheds or garages as she could be anywhere.”

PC Jo Brady from Blackpool police said, “We would appeal to anyone who may have seen Caroline to come forward and contact the police.

“Her family are very worried and are eager to make contact with her.”

Anyone with information can contact Blackpool police on (01253) 293933 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.