Police follow up ‘significant’ leads in missing Cambridgeshire mum enquiry

POLICE investigating the disappearance of a missing Cambridgeshire mum are following up “significant information” received from an appeal yesterday.

Officers re-traced Vitalija Baliutaviciene’s last known steps at 5.10am yesterday.

The mother-of-one has not been seen since leaving her home in Burmer Road, New England, Peterborough, on Friday, August 12.

She had been due to walk to work in Geneva Street but did not arrive.

Det Insp Martin Brunning said: “We stopped and spoke to a number of motorists, cyclists and pedestrians in the area of Burmer Road, Thistlemoor Road and Lincoln Road this morning.

“We wanted to know if they had been in the area at that time last week, if they had seen Vitalija or anyone acting suspiciously.

“We received some significant information and will be following those lines of inquiry up today.”

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It is believed Vitalija, 29, was wearing light blue three-quarter length jeans, a blue denim jacket and light plimsoll trainers when she went missing. Police now believe she may have also been carrying an umbrella.

Officers are still keen to find a distinctive brightly coloured bag that she carried. It has been confirmed that a bag discovered in the city on Thursday did not belong to Vitalija.

Det Insp Brunning added: “Searches are continuing today in the area where she went missing and I am keen to hear from anyone with any information which could assist our investigation.

“We are particularly keen to locate her bag which is very distinctive and looks like a butterfly pattern from a distance.

“We are growing increasingly concerned for Vitalija’s welfare and would urge people to think back to what they were doing at the time she disappeared. Any information, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, could be vital in finding her.”

Anyone with any information should call Det Insp Brunning on 0345 456 456 4 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.

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