Fears grow for missing dementia sufferer, 67

Fears grow for ‘vulnerable woman, 67, who suffers from dementia and was last seen at central London Tube station

  • Barbara Thaxton, 67, left her home in Hackney, east London at 5.35pm, Monday
  • She was last seen on CCTV footage at Farringdon Underground Station at 8pm 
  • The Met and Barbara’s family are increasingly concerned about her safety 

Police are growing increasingly concerned after a 67-year-old woman with dementia has been missing since Monday afternoon. 

Barbara Thaxton, who is described as vulnerable, is believed to have left her home in Hackney, east London around 5.35pm on Monday, December 27.  

She was later seen at Farringdon Underground Station at 8pm on CCTV cameras approaching the ticket barriers. 


Barbara Thaxton, who is described as vulnerable, is believed to have left her home in Hackney, east London around 5.35pm on Monday, December 27. She was later seen at Farringdon underground station at 8pm, right

Officers are trying to track where Barbara went to after she was spotted at Farringdon, pictured

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: ‘Barbara has Dementia and may appear confused. Her family and officers are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

‘When last seen, Barbara was wearing a woollen fleece/hooded top with thick grey and black stripes, dark coloured trousers and dark coloured shoes. 

‘She was also carrying a light coloured mesh-type material bag. 

‘Both of Barbara’s feet are bandaged.’ 

Officers have asked anyone who has seen Barbara to contact the Met’s Missing Persons Unit at the Central East BCU. 

Anyone with information can contact the team on 101 quoting reference CAD 5436/29DEC. 

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