Cambridgeshire

Social network used in search for Peterborough woman

Facebook advert appealing for information about missing woman Vitalija Baliutaviciene
Image caption Facebook advert appealing for information about missing woman Vitalija Baliutaviciene

Police investigating the disappearance of a Peterborough mother have placed an advert on the social networking site Facebook, appealing for information.

Lithuanian Vitalija Baliutaviciene, 29, has not been seen since leaving her home on Friday 12 August.

The advert, in Lithuanian, links to Cambridgeshire Police's website.

It is the first time police in the city have used social media for this purpose and is aimed at Peterborough's Lithuanian-speaking community.

Det Insp Martin Brunning said: "We are exploring every opportunity to get that vital piece of information that will help us find Vitalija."

The advert features a photograph of Ms Baliutaviciene. The police website translates the advert as: "Have you seen Vitalija Baliutaviciene, 29, of Burmer Road, Peterborough? Last seen 5.10am Friday, August 12."

It will appear on the accounts of Lithuanian speakers using Peterborough as their location.

Police continue to appeal for information about Ms Baliutaviciene who was last seen wearing light blue three-quarter length jeans, a blue denim jacket, light plimsoll trainers and carrying a distinctive bag with a brightly-coloured butterfly pattern.

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