Sarah Wellgreen: Police searching river as hunt for Portsmouth beauty therapist continues

Police officers search an area near the Orchard Theatre in Dartford, Kent as the investigation continues in to the disappearance of mother-of-five Sarah Wellgreen who has not been seen since October 9. Picture: PA
Police officers search an area near the Orchard Theatre in Dartford, Kent as the investigation continues in to the disappearance of mother-of-five Sarah Wellgreen who has not been seen since October 9. Picture: PA

OFFICERS are searching a river in connection with the disappearance of a mother of five, police have said.

Sarah Wellgreen, 46, was last seen on October 9 in the Bazes Shaw area of New Ash Green, Kent, and was reported missing on October 11.

She has not been in touch with her family since.

Ms Wellgreen was working a couple of days a week at Puresun in Elm Grove, Southsea. Her disappearance was branded ‘out of character’ by friends and family. Her eldest two sons live in Portsmouth.

Kent Police said: ‘Marine search unit officers are currently searching the River Darent in Dartford town centre in connection with the disappearance and potential murder of New Ash Green mother of five, Sarah Wellgreen.’

On Friday, officers searched drains and used a drone to assist with their enquiries around the town of Dartford.

Detective Inspector Chris Greenstreet said: ‘Our officers are continuing to carry out searches, which include Dartford town centre and areas near Fawkham, in connection with the disappearance and potential murder of New Ash Green mother of five Sarah Wellgreen.

‘Officers are being assisted by Kent Fire and Rescue Service personnel with their drone.’

A man aged in his 30s was arrested on October 16 and was released on bail pending further enquiries until November 16.