Police divers have begun searching the River Thames in the investigation into missing mother of five Sarah Wellgreen.
A huge police search has been launched around Sarah’s home in New Ash Green, Kent after police raised fears she had been murdered.
None of her possessions were taken with her, and she has missed a birthday of one of her children, raising concerns she has been killed.
Police diving specialists are expected to search the River Thames this morning as they switch their hunt from woodland to water.
The boyfriend of a missing mother has posted on Facebook three weeks after she vanished
Neil James also posted pictured of him and Ms Wellgreen together as police continue to search
He thanked everyone helping to search for the mother, who went missing on October 9
Her partner, Neil James, has now written of his pain on Facebook and posted two new pictures of the pair of them together.
He wrote: ‘It’s exactly three weeks since we spoke to Sarah Jane Wellgreen. All of us thank everyone that’s doing their best to search for Sarah and especially all of you in the ‘Searching for Sarah Wellgreen’ Facebook page, volunteers and Kent Police.
‘Please help and share with everyone so we get her home.’
This morning police divers arrived at North Star Boulevard in Greenhithe Village, near Dartford.
A number of police vehicles have been seen on the bank of the river as well as a blue tent, but that is understood to be for sheltering purposes only.
On Tuesday, dozens of police officers searched an area opposite Bluewater Shopping Centre near Ebbsfleet in their ongoing search.
Police have searched a number of areas not far from Sarah’s home in New Ash Green, Kent but switched their attention to
The latest area of police interest is scrubland not far from the Bluewater shopping centre
Nine police vans were parked on streets opposite an area of woodland which was being searched.
Uniformed officers with rakes were trawling the area which was cordoned off by police as the search for the mum-of-five intensified into a new area.
Targeted searches are also being carried out at other undisclosed locations.
Sarah was last seen on the evening of October 9 in the area of her home. She was reported missing on the morning of October 11.
The mother-of-five has not been in contact with any of her family or friends since she vanished.
Her black iPhone 4 is still missing and has been untraceable. It has not been used since she vanished, nor have any of her bank cards.
Sarah has missed one of her children’s birthdays and has not used her bank cards, police said
Kent Police are treating her disappearance as suspicious and a potential murder inquiry.
Searches have been carried out in wooded arears around the village and in the River Darent in Dartford town centre.
Police and family say her disappearance is out of character.
A Kent Police spokesman said: ‘Officers are continuing to search a number of areas in north and west Kent in connection with identified lines of enquiry and following information coming in to the investigation team.
‘It remains imperative that anyone with fixed CCTV or dash cam footage within a five mile radius of New Ash Green, gets in contact if they have not yet called us. The information on the footage may be crucial to the investigation.’