THE family and friends of missing mum Tracy Goddard have told of their relief after she was found safe.
The 49-year-old disappeared on Tuesday after leaving her flat in Leamington House, Southsea.
But police confirmed she had been found safe and well in Sussex last night.
Her daughter Kayleigh Cousins spoke of the family’s relief.
‘We just so happy that she’s home. It’s been one big nightmare and we want to forget all about it.’
She added that the family had been overwhelmed by the support they had received.
‘We’re just so grateful for everyone that helped look for her and supported us because it meant a lot.
‘We’re happy she’s home safe and well.’
Family-friend Sharon Miller, 59, of Fratton, said Tracy had been found waiting outside a shopping centre in Brighton.
‘We are obviously just relieved she is fine and we are waiting for more news,’ Mrs Miller said.
‘We’re very grateful for what The News has done.
‘The response we have received has been absolutely brilliant.
‘We’re so grateful that she has been found and it’s a massive relief for everyone.’
A police statement released last night said: ‘The missing woman Tracy Goddard has been found safe and well in the Sussex area.
‘Thank you for your help in sharing this appeal.’
Tracy’s husband Jerry Goddard, below, was too upset to speak to The News yesterday.
She went missing on Tuesday. Tracy was due to look after her daughter Kayleigh’s three children in Paulsgrove that morning but did not show up.
After disappearing, friends and strangers joined the family in trying to track her down.
Sharon and Jerry were due to renew their wedding vows in a Gothic-style ceremony at the Square Tower in Old Portsmouth yesterday but it was called off because of her disappearance.