Missing person Katie Kenyon, 33, is said to have left an address in Burnley, Lancashire, on Friday morning before traveling with a man in his van to the Bolton by Bowland area – which is located inside the Forest of Bowland
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Police have launched a major search of a popular beauty spot after a man was arrested over the disappearance of a 33-year-old woman.
Katie Kenyon, 33, is thought to have left an address in Burnley on Friday morning before traveling with a man in a silver Ford Transit van to Bolton by Bowland – which sits inside the Forest of Bowland – a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Her distraught family say Katie’s disappearance is out of character and they’re extremely concerned for her wellbeing.
Lancashire Constabulary’s Force Major Investigation Team today issued an appeal for anyone who may have seen Katie or who has dashcam footage to come forward, regardless of how insignificant it may seem, Lancashire Live reports.
Katie is described at white, 33, 5ft 9ins, with shoulder length blond hair and was last seen wearing a blue cardigan, light blue and white top, black leggings and flip flops.
Police today confirmed that a 50-year-old man from Burnley has been arrested in connection with the investigation and “is currently helping police with enquiries”.
A spokesman for Lancashire Constabulary told The Mirror the man has been taken into custody on suspicion of kidnapping, but is yet to be charged.
Det Chief Insp Al Davies, of the Force Major Investigation Team, said: “Katie’s disappearance is out of character and her family are understandably very worried.
“We are doing all we can to try and find her and I would appeal to anyone who has any information, however insignificant you may think it is, to come forward and contact us.
“I would especially like to hear from anyone who was in Bolton by Bowland or the surrounding area and saw anything suspicious to get in touch.
“Did you see a woman matching Katie’s description, either alone or with a man?
“Did you see the silver transit van or might you have dashcam footage which shows it.
“While we have arrested someone in connection with our investigation, I am very much keeping an open mind as to what has happened and I have a team of officers and staff working hard to try and find Katie and return her to her family.
“You could help with that so please do come forward and speak to us as your information could prove crucial.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting log 800 of April 24th or use the Major Incident Public Portal.
Alternatively contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.