Leeds woman goes missing after police dropped her off at bus station

A missing 21-year-old woman was last seen by police officers who dropped her at a bus station, detectives have said.

Hannah Barker, from the Whinmoor area of Leeds, has not been seen since the early hours of Sunday and police have said they are “very concerned” for her welfare.

On Monday, West Yorkshire Police said Miss Barker (pictured) went out with friends in Leeds city centre on Saturday night and was last seen when she left them at about 3.40am on Sunday.

On Tuesday, the force said they have now established that she was found asleep on a grass verge off New Briggate, in the city centre, near to the A64 dual carriageway.

Officers attended at 5.45am and found no obvious concerns for Miss Barker’s welfare but she asked them to take her to Pudsey bus station.

A force spokesman said that she was dropped off there at about 6.15am.

He said that CCTV footage shows that Miss Barker walked from the bus station in Market Place to the junction of Hough Side Road and Swinnow Road, reaching there at 6.23am.

This is currently the last known sighting of her.

The spokesman said Miss Barker was reported missing by her father shortly after 1pm on Sunday when she failed to return to their home.

Her car was later found parked in the St John’s Centre car park and she did not turn up for work on Monday morning.

Detective Inspector Al Burns, of Leeds District CID, said: “The focus of our search to find Hannah has moved to the Pudsey area given what we have now been able to establish around her movements.

“Although this has given us a clearer picture of her recent whereabouts and her demeanour at the time, we still remain very concerned for her welfare given the length of time she has now been missing without making contact with her family or friends.

“We are continuing to carry out a trawl of CCTV in the area around where she was last seen and have officers conducting other inquiries with support from specialist search teams.

“We are still very keen to hear from anyone who has seen Hannah in the Pudsey area since about 6.15am on Sunday or who has any other information that could assist us in tracing her.

“Her parents are understandably very concerned about where she is and we urgently need to find her and check that she is OK.”

Miss Barker is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall, and of large build.

She has long mousy brown hair, nose piercings and tattoos on her left arm.

She was last seen wearing black skinny jeans, a burgundy t-shirt and trainers.

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