A £1,000 reward is being offered for information on the birthday of a missing Holton le Clay woman.
Kelly Buckingham, who should have been celebrating her 37th birthday today (Boxing Day), was reported missing by friends last month.
Concern is growing for her welfare following evidence to suggest that she may have been the victim of an assault around the time she was last seen.
DI Richard Myszczyszyn said: “In August, Kelly failed to turn up at Skegness Magistrates’ Court and we issued a wanted person appeal.
“Kelly’s friends and acquaintances may be distrustful of police and not believe us now when we say that she is being treated as a missing person but I would like to assure them that our concern for Kelly is genuine and our efforts to find her are very much driven by our fear that something has happened to her.
“It is so important that we establish her safety that we are taking the unusual step of offering a £1000 reward to anyone whose assistance directly helps us locate Kelly.
We are taking the unusual step of offering £1,000 to anyone whose assistance directly helps us locate KellyDI DI Richard Myszczyszyn
Anyone with any information concerning her whereabouts should contact police on 101, quoting incident 136 of the 24th December.