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Search for missing woman with links to Whitby

Samantha Eastwood
Samantha Eastwood

Police officers are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of a 28-year-old woman who has links to Whitby.

Samantha Eastwood, a midwife from Stoke-on-Trent, was last seen leaving work at Royal Stoke University Hospital at 7.45am on Friday morning (27 July) after completing a night shift.

She didn't return for her next night shift later that day at 7pm, and colleagues raised concerns at 7.20pm.

Officers from Staffordshire Police are continuing their investigation and North Yorkshire Police force has shared it's appeal.

Local media reports have revealed a 32-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was arrested in connection with the disappearance. He has since been released under investigation and inquiries are ongoing.

Samantha is described as white, approximately 5ft 3in tall, of medium build and with shoulder-length ginger hair. She has brown eyes and a fair complexion with freckles.

Liz Rix, Chief Nurse, Royal Stoke University Hospital, said: "We are appealing for anyone who has seen or heard from Samantha to get in touch with Staffordshire Police.

"Samantha is a much loved and valued member of the UHNM family and her Maternity Centre colleagues are very concerned.

"Samantha has worked as a midwife at Royal Stoke for six years and not turning up to work on Friday evening was very much out of character.

"We are working closely with Staffordshire Police to help find Samantha and we are providing support to her close colleagues."

Anyone with information about Samantha's whereabouts is asked to contact Staffordshire Police immediately on 101, quoting incident 940 of 27 July 2018.