Appeal to find vulnerable woman, 67, missing from Hackney


olice are searching for a vulnerable pensioner who has dementia after she went missing from her home in east London.

Barbara Thaxton, 67, from Hackney, is thought to have left her home at approximately 5.35pm on Monday, December 27.

She was later seen at Farringdon Tube station at 8pm, where she was recorded on CCTV near to the barriers.

Officers say both they and her family are “increasingly concerned” for Ms Thaxton’s welfare. She has dementia and may appear confused.

Barbara Thaxton

/ Met Police


When she was last seen, Ms Thaxton was wearing a woollen hooded fleece with thick grey and black stripes, dark coloured trousers and dark coloured shoes.

Ms Thaxton was also carrying a light-coloured mesh-type material bag. Both her feet are bandaged, say police.

Anyone who has seen Barbara is asked to call the Missing Persons Unit at the Central East BCU via 101 quoting reference CAD 5436/29Dec.

Recommended For You