Missing woman’s family hold candlelit vigil

Posted On 15 Sep 2018 at 3:21 pm

Family, friends and the police have renewed their plea for help finding a missing woman, who has links to Brighton, six months after she disappeared.

And now a candlelit vigil has been held by the family of Georgina Gharsallah, 30, who was last seen in Clifton Road, Worthing, on Wednesday 7 March.

Her mother, Andrea Gharsallah said: “Georgina is someone’s daughter, someone’s sister and someone’s mother. My daughter is missing and I want her to come home. A piece of my heart is missing. But hope gets us through the day.”

Chief Inspector Miles Ockwell, from Sussex Police, said: “Six months have passed since Gina’s family and friends have seen or spoken to her and this is an extremely distressing time for them and we remain very concerned for her wellbeing.

“This is extremely unusual behaviour for Gina and it is not something she has done before.

“We, along with your family and friends, just want to hear from you Gina so we know you are safe.

“Please make contact with us or your family or if, you are unable, make yourself aware to someone so they can do it on your behalf.

“Everyone is desperate to hear from you.”

She was described as white, 5ft 4in tall, with a slim build and at the time of her disappearance she had shoulder-length dark hair, often worn in a top knot.

She has a piercing above her lip and was last seen walking along Clifton Road in Worthing.

With links to Brighton and London, she may have travelled to one of these areas.

Georgina Gharsallah

Missing People publicity co-ordinator Ian Roullier said: “Georgina, if you are reading this, please call or text us on our free phone number, 116 000. It’s confidential and we can’t trace your call.

“We just want to provide you with the support you need and help you to be safe. The helpline is here to support people who are missing or thinking of going missing and their loved ones who are left behind.”

Mr Roullier said that if anyone saw Georgina Gharsallah, or knew of her whereabouts, they could call Missing People anonymously on 116 000, email 116000@missingpeople.org.uk or call Sussex Police on 101.

Georgina Gharsallah

Chief Inspector Ockwell said: “We want to jog the public’s memory and for them to cast their mind back to see if they remember seeing Gina.

“She was walking along Clifton Road on the morning of (Wednesday) 7 March carrying two plastic bags – one white and one orange.

“We believe Gina was carrying her personal belongings and at least two mobile phones.

“Were you working in a mobile phone shop in Worthing that day? Did Gina come into your shop requesting help with a mobile phone?

“If you saw Gina on this day or since then we urge you to make contact with us immediately so that we can continue to investigate all lines of inquiry.

“If you know anything about what has happened or may have happened to Gina then please contact us.”

Sussex Police added: “If you see Gina, please call 999 immediately. If you have any information at all, no matter how small, please contact Sussex Police online or call 101 quoting Operation Pavo.

“Alternatively, you can visit the Crimestoppers website or contact the independent charity anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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