Family desperate as woman, 22, still missing after disappearing two months ago

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The family of a missing woman have made an emotional statement as the desperate search for her continues.

Katie Foulds, 22, has not been seen since February 10 in St Annes, Lancashire, close to the Pleasure Island.

Concerns are growing for the woman from Blackburn who has been missing for nearly two months.

They say they have been “overwhelmed by love and support” after her sudden disappearance – but do not want people to stop searching.

Katie is described as being around 5ft 5ins tall and has long brown hair with blonde highlights.

She was last seen wearing a brown ‘teddy’ jacket and black leggings, officers have said.

In a statement, Katie’s family said: “We have been overwhelmed by the love and support we have received from the public, particularly on social media, since Katie’s disappearance.

“Although we have not been able to read every single message, we have been touched by the way the communities in Blackburn, St Annes and further afield, have come together and helped in their own way.

“We would ask anybody who has any information which could help the police in the search for Katie to please contact them straight away.”

In a previous appeal launched by Lancashire Police, a member of the public was identified flying a drone on St Annes beach.

As a result of this, footage was obtained which shows a figure walking down the beach towards the water, close to South Promenade on February 10.

Police believe at this time that the figure is Katie although they say they cannot be certain.

Officers say they want to hear from anybody who was on the beach at St Annes at around the same time Katie was last seen, who may have captured any further footage which could help them confirm the figure seen walking towards the sea is Katie.