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Missing Bradford woman's family plea

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

The children of a woman who has been missing for more than six months have made an appeal for help finding her.

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

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

Her daughter Kirsty, 21, said: "The police aren't going to go away. They will keep looking until they find my mum or find out what happened to her."

Ms Rushworth, who has two other children, James, 24 and nine-year-old Aaron, has epilepsy and it is thought she did not have her medication with her when she disappeared.

I have really grave concerns for Sue's wellbeing
Det Supt Dave Pervin

Mr Rushworth said the last time he saw his mother she seemed happy.

"I think something has happened to my mum because she was always in touch with us and it is so unlike her to disappear like this. She would have needed her medication.

"I just want whoever knows what happened to tell the police."

Det Supt Dave Pervin, from West Yorkshire Police, said: "It's now been six months since Sue was last seen and we still don't know where she is or what has happened to her.

"Sue had been a sex worker, was getting help for a drugs problem and suffers from epilepsy - these are three factors that put her at risk.

"I have really grave concerns for Sue's wellbeing."



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