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Missing woman Natalie Phillips

FOUND! – Blackburn woman missing – Last seen heading to Manchester from Blackburn


Missing woman

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A worried family are appealing for information about Natalie Phillips from Tockholes in the Blackburn / Darwen area.

Natalie is 21 years old and was last seen by the family when she was dropped by her brother Jamie, 19, at Blackburn railway station at about 6pm on Friday 20th April 2012 to catch a train to Manchester.

She had spoken of her intention to go to Manchester for the evening and visit the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club on Oldham Street, Manchester. She was also expected to stay overnight at the Britannia Hotel in the city centre with a friend.

After failing to get through to Natalie’s mobile, which was going straight to voice-mail, they contacted her university friend the next day to discover that the pair had not been in touch since March.

Her family received a text from her at around 8pm on Friday saying she was having a good time, but that was the last anyone has heard from her.

Natalie was carrying a small suitcase on rollers and a black Quicksilver rucksack with white writing on it. She was wearing jeans and had with her a black hoody with ‘Talie’ embroidered on the back and also a large 3/4 length black vinyl shiny coat with grey streaks and was also wearing Converse trainers.

Since her disappearance, Natalie’s family have discovered that although they believed she was in the 3rd year of a journalism degree at Salford University, Natalie had not attended any lectures since the beginning of term in September 2011.

Her step-father, Roger Phillips has said “She was going out every day to go to University as far as we were concerned.”

He appealed to Natalie to get in touch, and said: “We love you very much Natalie. Nothing is a problem. Come home.”

“We don’t know what’s happened to her, whether she’s run away. It might be a lot worse than that.”

Although Natalie, who previously attended school at Westholme School in Blackburn, had said she was heading to Manchester it may be that Natalie is now elsewhere, so please share this story with as many people as possible. You can click on the share links at the top and bottom of this story to help you share this story in many ways.

She is 21, about 5 foot 5 inches tall, between 12 and 13 stone and has dyed blonde hair.

Anybody with information can contact the police on 01254 51212 or by calling 101.

It has since been suggested that CCTV at Blackburn train station was not working at the crucial time.

Her family are very concerned about her welfare, so please share this story with as many people as possible.

Inspector Ilyas Mohmed from Blackburn Police said, “We are keen are to make contact with Natalie as she has not been seen since Friday. Her family are worried and want to know that she is OK so we would urge her to either contact her family or the police.”

Read the updated story here http://www.blackburnlife.com/2012/04/search-continues-student-natalie-phillips-missing-blackburn/

A facebook page to help find Natalie has been set up here target=”_blank”>http://www.facebook.com/pages/Help-Find-Natalie-Phillips/440260155990539

More pictures of Natalie who has dyed blond hair at the moment

Natalie Phillips - Woman missing from Blackburn

Natalie Phillips missing from Blackburn / Darwen


Natalie, if you are reading this, please let someone know that you are safe.

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  • victoria

    Has the hotel reservation been checked or trains around that time to see if she may of got on another

  • Abigail Hayes

    does anyone know what the content of the text said, that might have some clues if something wasnt right?

  • caron bentley

    Re the luggage she had with her, she wasn’t due back till midday the next day, so was obviously staying with a friend. Being a girl, that would require lots of luggage!

  • Rachel

    I was on the 6.40 train to Manchester from Darwen as there’s no 6.10 train anymore, trying so hard to rack my brain if I saw her on there or not :/