A new picture of missing woman Lindsay Birbeck has emerged.

Lindsay, from Huncoat, has been missing since Monday and was last seen on CCTV around 4.10pm on Monday, August 12.

She was in the Burnley Road area, walking in the direction of Accrington.

Police believe Lindsay may have walked from Burnley Road into a wooded area known as The Coppice.

Detective Chief Insp Allen Davies said police officers, dogs and mountain rescue workers have also carried out 'significant searches' in The Coppice.

Speaking to LancsLive, he has urged a dog walker seen walking in the area around 4.30pm to contact police.

 

He said: “The Coppice is an area familiar to Lindsay. There's also a suggestion that she may have made her way towards that area so we have done some significant searches in the area of The Coppice.

“The information we have had is that Lindsay has potentially made her way down Peel Park Avenue, the base of that runs towards The Coppice.

“We think around 4.30pm she may have been around that area.

“We do know there's a dog walker walking a dog around that time frame and what I would appeal for is that the dog walker makes contact with us so we can speak to them and maybe get some more information that will help locate her.”

There has been 'no trace' of missing Lindsay Birbeck

Det Ch Insp Davies said officers are supporting Lindsay's family and has made a direct appeal for the Burnley primary school teacher to make contact with police.

Officers have also thanked the public for their support during the investigation while noting that there is no evidence that Lindsay has been the victim of 'any criminal act'.

Members of the public are coming together to aid emergency services with the search this evening (August 19) at 7pm.

Anyone who knows her whereabouts, or has seen anyone matching her description, is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 0016 of August 13.

For immediate sightings please call 999.