Page last updated at 19:30 GMT, Monday, 20 July 2009 20:30 UK

Missing sex worker prompts plea

Susan Rushworth
Police said the mother-of-three was a heroin addict

An appeal has been made for information about a missing prostitute from Bradford who police fear may have come to some harm.

Susan Rushworth, 43, was last seen on 22 June near to her flat in Oak Villas in the Manningham area.

The mother-of-three worked as a prostitute in the Bradford area and police said she was a heroin addict.

Det Ch Insp Jon Hoyle said: "With everyday that there is no news, we are growing increasingly concerned."

Detectives said Ms Rushworth, an epileptic, had never been missing before and did not have her medication with her at the time she vanished.

Det Ch Insp Hoyle, from West Yorkshire Police, added: "There are three main areas of concern - that we believe Sue was trying to get hold of drugs on the day she went missing, that Sue was working as a sex worker and that Sue suffered from epilepsy.

"I would appeal to anyone who knows anything about this woman's disappearance to get in touch with us.

"Her family need to know what has happened to her."

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