THE daughter of a missing Summertown mum has made an impassioned appeal for information, after officers revealed they are searching the River Cherwell. 

Lorraine Easom, who also uses the first name Claudia, was reported missing on Monday.

Now, daughter Sophie Haines has spoken out directly to her 55-year-old mum.

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She said: “To my darling Mummy, if you are reading this please come home. I love you, I miss you, I want to share my life with you and listen to your beautiful poetry.

I just want to hug you so we can look at all the bunnies and be there for each other. Always yours, Sophie Rose x."

Ms Easom, who has links to Oxford and Kidlington, was last seen on Harpes Road at lunchtime on Friday, March 8, police said.

Officers working to locate her have been searching open land and the River Cherwell. 

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Her daughter added: “Anyone who has seen or spoken to my mum – please, please make contact with the police – I just want my mum home."

Thames Valley Police say Ms Easom has trouble walking far and normally uses a bicycle as a walking aid, but the bike has been left at home.

The force has described her as white, 5ft 2ins, with brown shoulder length hair, and brown eyes.

When she was last seen she was wearing a white fluffy jumper, with a pale/cream polo neck jumper underneath, black tights, a cream skirt, and ballet pump style shoes.

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A green and brown bag is also missing so is believed to be with her.

Detective Sergeant David Whittle, based at St Aldates police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who has seen Lorraine, who is also known as Claudia, since Friday.

“We are continuing to conduct extensive enquiries to try to locate her. This includes searches of land near the River Cherwell and the river itself as we are aware she likes spending time in this area. If anyone has seen someone matching her description, please contact officers as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information about her whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101, quoting the reference 444 (11/3).