THE daughter of a missing Oxford woman has issued a heartfelt appeal for help in finding her mother.

Sophie Haines described the fortnight since her mother, Lorraine went missing as a ‘surreal nightmare’ as police say they are becoming increasingly concerned about the 55-year-old’s welfare.

Lorraine Easom, known to family and friends as Claudia, was last seen on Friday, March 8 in Harpes Road, Summertown.

In an emotional appeal, Ms Haines described her mother as a ‘loving person’ and an ‘amazing mum’ adding: “I really miss her so much. I just want her home.”


In a tearful plea directed to her mother she said: “I really miss you and I love you.

She added: “I’m really struggling without you and I need you.

“I think you need me and everybody else.

“There are so many people that love you and want you to be ok and want to wrap you up in love.

“We all love you and just want you to come home.”

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Today Thames Valley Police has released new photos of Ms Easom as the force continues to appeal for the public’s help in trying to trace her.


Ms Easom is described as having brown shoulder length hair, and is 5ft 2ins. She was last seen wearing what is described as grey coloured clothing.

Detective Inspector James Senior, of Oxford Force CID, said: “We are yet to find Claudia and are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.

“We have been carrying out extensive searches, CCTV and door-to-door enquiries.

“We are extremely grateful to members of the community who have already reported possible sightings of Claudia.

“The last confirmed sighting was on March 8.

“We are issuing new photographs of Claudia two weeks on from the last sighting in the hope this will jog people’s memories. Please continue to report any information you think could be significant to police.

“Claudia, if you see this appeal, please make yourself known to police so that we can check upon your welfare.”

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If you have any information about the whereabouts of Ms Easom, contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police non-emergency number, 101 quoting the reference number 444 11/3.

You can also report sightings and details to the Missing People charity by calling or texting 116 000.