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Renewed appeal for help finding missing mother and son

Kelly and Knox
Kelly and Knox

We continue to ask for the public’s help to locate a missing woman and her son who have not been seen for nearly six weeks.

Kelly, 45, and her 10-year-old son Knox have been missing from the Patchway area of South Gloucestershire since Wednesday, 28 July.

Police and Social Services are concerned for their welfare.

We believe they travelled north of the Avon and Somerset Police area and that they could be anywhere in the country or even abroad.

Kelly is described as white, about 5ft 2ins, of slim build and has brown eyes.

Detective Chief Inspector Kristina Windsor, said: “Kelly and Knox’s welfare is our primary concern and we’re working extremely hard to locate them to check they are both ok.

“We understand Kelly may not want to be found but we can’t in good conscience stop looking for her and Knox when we’re worried about them.

“We’ve previously issued a photo of Kelly which shows her with her natural brown hair colour but we believe she may have recently changed her appearance.

“She’s previously dyed her hair blonde and so we’re releasing another picture of her today which was taken some years ago to show what she may look like now if she’s coloured her hair again.”

An old photo of Kelly with blonde hair
An old photo of Kelly with blonde hair

DCI Windsor added: “As Kelly and Knox could be anywhere, we’re asking for the public’s help in sharing our appeal on social media as we know this increases the likelihood of them being found.

“We’re also asking anyone who sees either of them to call 999 immediately and ask the operator to be put through to Avon and Somerset Police before providing the call handler with the reference 5221171972.

“Anyone with information about their whereabouts should contact the force via the non-emergency 101 number quoting the same reference.”