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£20,000 reward to find missing Sian

An anonymous donor has offered a £20,000 reward to help find missing clubber Sian O'Callaghan.

Details of the offer came as hundreds of volunteers joined a search of woodland for the 22-year-old who has not been seen since the early hours of Saturday after leaving a nightclub.

Police issued a new poster, with details of the reward, which is being pinned up across Wiltshire by volunteers. They also warned people to be extra careful and not to be out walking alone.

The poster includes a picture of Miss O'Callaghan and one from CCTV footage of her leaving the Suju nightclub in Swindon, Wiltshire, at 2.50am.

It reads: "A £20,000 reward has been offered anonymously for information that leads directly to Sian being found."

The poster, which features a picture of her mobile phone, also reveals that the LG E900 Optimus 7 was on in the 4,500-acre Savernake Forest area, near Marlborough, Wilts, at 3.24am.

Meanwhile, a 20-year-old woman was assaulted by a motorist - less than a mile from where Miss O'Callaghan lives.

Police said the attack happened on Elmina Road, Swindon, when the victim noticed a motorist gesturing to her as he passed by. She carried on walking along the road but a short time later at 10am a man, believed to be the driver who had gestured to her, assaulted her.

The victim, who has not been identified, was not injured but was left very shaken by the incident, Wiltshire Police said.

Detective Inspector Jim Taylor, who is leading the investigation into the incident, said he did not believe it was connected to the Miss O'Callaghan inquiry.


From Belfast Telegraph