Appeal for help to find missing Ramsgate woman Elvina

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UPDATE: Elvina has been found safe

Police are appealing for help to find a missing woman from Ramsgate.

Elvina Allen was last seen in the Penshurst Road area of the town in the early hours of Monday 1 November.

The 64-year-old is described as around five feet, four inches tall, with short, curly grey hair and brown eyes.

She is thought to have been wearing a purple coat, grey tracksuit bottoms, grey trainers and was carrying a shopping bag when last seen.

Anyone who has seen her or knows of her whereabouts should call 101, quoting reference 03-0237.


  1. Looking at the photo, she appears to be of a black or other ethnic origins.
    Why is this not used in describing her in order to aid her finding?
    More PC in action? – a fuller description would help to find this lady much sooner in the same way as the colour and description of her hair, imo.

  2. Interesting point, Ton. But as there’s a picture of the lady they only need to describe features which are not obvious from the picture (e.g. height and eye colour). Presumably giving a description of her skin colour would only benefit somebody who has a significant visual impairment affecting their ability to see the colour in the image. In which case, they wouldn’t be able to spot her in public anyway.

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