FEARS are growing for the safety of a sex worker who has been missing for more than a week.
Detectives from West Yorkshire Police’s homicide and major enquiries team (HMET) have been called in to investigate the disappearance of Shelley Armitage.
The 31-year-old, who worked on the streets of Huddersfield before moving to Bradford, has not been seen since the early hours of last Tuesday.
Det Chief Insp Mark Ridley, of HMET, is leading the investigation.
He said: “As time passes both the police and her family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.
“We have been speaking to her friends, associates and family and are also searching areas which we know she visited often.
“Shelley is a much-loved daughter and sister and it is important we find her as soon as possible.”
Shelley was wearing a long grey cardigan and skinny, dark-coloured jeans, white sandals and was carrying a bag.
Hundreds of posters are set to be displayed around Bradford asking for information. Police are also speaking to fellow sex workers.
Det Chief Insp Ridley added: “We do know that she has been to Huddersfield before and are investigating any links she may have with the area.
“I would ask anyone in Bradford or Huddersfield who knows where Shelley is, or Shelley herself, to contact us as soon as possible.
“I can reassure anyone who does have information and wants to get in touch that their information will be treated sensitively and discreetly.”
Call police on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111 or text ‘Shelley’ to 07786200806.