Police search for missing mum

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A mother has made an emotional plea for help in finding her missing daughter.

Hampshire Police say they are increasingly concerned for the welfare of 29-year-old mum-of-two Charlene McCluskey, who was last seen leaving the pub at which she works at around 11.45pm on Wednesday.

An hour later, she called police on their non-emergency 101 number in an ‘emotional state.’

At a press conference, her mother Fiona urged Charlene to get in touch.

She said: ‘I just want to say I just want you to get in touch and let us know you are safe.

‘There’s nothing we can’t sort out if you come home. I will help you climb your mountains.’

Charlene, who has sons aged 12 and nine, was last seen leaving the Richmond Inn pub in Portsdown, Southampton, where she works.

Superintendent James Fulton, of Hampshire Police, said: ‘We’re very concerned for Charlene’s welfare and are keen to hear from anyone who thinks they may have seen her.’

He said that at 1.08am on Thursday, February 12, Charlene called 101 and appeared to be very emotional. Charlene was not calling to report a crime. At this point police became concerned for her welfare.

Later on Thursday morning at around 10am keys belonging to Charlene and a black jacket that she may have been wearing were found on Gordon Avenue by a member of the public.

Charlene is described as white, approximately 5ft 4ins tall with brown hair. She was wearing a black and white chequered fitted dress.