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Concern over sunk scooter woman from Bedford

Gaynor McEvoy
Image caption Gaynor McEvoy was last seen leaving a friend's home on Thursday night

A missing 30-year-old woman whose mobility scooter was found in a river in Bedford has been named by police.

Gaynor McEvoy's scooter was found in the River Great Ouse near Longholme Way on Friday morning.

Police and Ms McEvoy's family said they were concerned for her safety. She suffers from epilepsy and has a mental health condition, said police.

She was last seen at about 2130 BST on Thursday, leaving a friend in Kempston on her scooter heading towards Bedford.

Ms McEvoy, who is unable to walk far without the aid of her scooter, was riding her blue machine with distinctive pink dice attached to the basket intending to make her way home to Putnoe.

'Greatly concerned'

She is 5ft 6in (1.67m), of slim build with shoulder length blonde straight hair.

She was wearing a white hooded top with a sparkling logo on the back, black leggings and lime green Nike trainers with a white sole and yellow laces when she left her friend.

Missing person co-ordinator Det Con Vicky Willett said: "Gaynor McEvoy is quite well known around Bedford town centre.

"She did not arrive home and police and her family are greatly concerned for her well being."

Anyone with information is asked to call Bedfordshire Police.

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