Missing woman, 42, found in Blackpool
Ruth Smith, who had not been seen since leaving her home in the West Midlands five weeks ago was found '˜safe and well' in Blackpool yesterday, police have confirmed.
Officers appealed for the public’s help in finding the 42-year-old after she left home carrying two carrier bags full of clothes.
Ms Smith, from Aldridge, had never gone missing before and may have been sleeping rough, a police spokesman said.
The breakthrough was reported by officers shortly before 9.30am today.