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New plea in missing mother case
Nicola Payne
Nicola was 18 when she disappeared
A Coventry mother is hoping a TV programme will bring forward someone with information about her daughter who has been missing for 14 years.

Nicola Payne disappeared in 1991 aged 18, leaving behind a young son.

Her case will feature in a BBC series aimed at reuniting missing people with their families in time for Christmas.

Marilyn Payne said the producers created an image of what Nicola might look like now, and she is hoping it will jog someone's memory.

Nicola went missing after taking a short cut across playing fields to her home in Woodway Park in December 1991.

'Best present'

She was 5ft 3in tall, of medium build, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a brown leather jacket, purple T-shirt and fawn trousers. Her body has never been found.

The Missing series includes an assessment by the National Missing Persons Helpline of how Nicola might look today, aged 32.

Her mother said: "We were delighted with the age progression the charity has produced and the series will be a special way for us to remember Nicola on the anniversary of her disappearance.

"The best present I could receive this year is to hear from Nicola or have news to her whereabouts."

  • The Missing series will be shown on weekdays on BBC One in the two weeks to Christmas. Nicola's story will be shown on Tuesday at 0915 GMT.


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