Have you seen Alena Grlakova?
Today, officers looking for missing Rotherham woman Alena Grlakova, have released new information about where she was last seen.
T/Superintendent Iain Chorlton, leading the search for 38-year-old Alena, is now appealing for information to trace a man who she is thought to have spoken to on Boxing Day 2018.
“On Wednesday 26 December, we know that Alena was in the Travellers Inn pub on Broad Street, Rotherham, where she sat down and spoke to another man.
“Following the release of CCTV footage yesterday afternoon, we have now identified that man who has assisted us with enquiries and provided helpful information as to where Alena went next.
“We now believe that she came out of the Travellers Inn pub, turned left on to Greasbrough Road, leading on to School Street before turning right on to Scrooby Street.
“As Alena continues walking up Scrooby Street, we now have information to suggest that a man walked past her, in the opposite direction. The man is said to have wished Alena merry Christmas, before we believe she turned to walk back the way she had come from, towards Barbot Hall Road.
“The man we are now looking to identify and speak to is described as around 5ft 7ins – 5ft 9ins tall, of a stocky/plump build, between 30-50-years-old and wearing a dark coat and maybe a hat.
“I appreciate the description is not the most specific but I’d urge people to cast their minds back to Boxing Day evening. At that time - just after 7pm - Rotherham would no doubt have been busy with people enjoying the festive period. Did you see the man described?
“Did you see Alena? We now know that she was wearing a thin black sweatshirt with writing on which said something similar to ‘little black sweat,’ black tracksuit bottoms with white on the side and possibly sandals. She wasn’t wearing a coat.
“We’re grateful to everyone who has come forward with information so far but we still need more to piece together where Alena went next and who she may have seen or been in contact with since Boxing Day.
“If you can help, please call 101 quoting incident number 450 of 15 January or call our incident room directly on 01709 443540. You can also pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”
Police in Rotherham are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of Alena Grlakova and have released CCTV of her last confirmed sighting.
Alena was seen in the Travellers Inn, Parkgate on Boxing Day (26 December 2018) around 6.30pm with a man. She left the pub just before 7pm.
Officers would also like to speak with the man who joins her at the table as it is believed he may have vital information about Alena’s next steps.
Alena is described as having blonde shoulder-length hair and being of a slim build. She has distinctive tattoos on her hands, one being her own name, the other is her daughter’s name - ‘STELLA’. In the CCTV she is seen to be wearing a black long-sleeved top and black trousers with a white stripe down the side, and clip in hair extensions.
As part of the ongoing investigation, police have also been making house-to-house enquiries in the Parkgate, Swinton and Herringthorpe areas.
Superintendent Iain Chorlton of Rotherham District said: “We are very concerned for Alena’s welfare, as it has now been more than a month since she was last seen.
“The last confirmed sighting we have is from the Travellers Inn on Boxing Day, where she only stayed a short amount of time, but we don’t know where she went from there, and where she has been since.
“If you know Alena, and have seen her since Boxing Day, please get in touch. We would also like to hear from the man who appears to join Alena at her table – it is hoped she may have mentioned where she was planning to go or saw the direction she travelled after she left.
“If you have any information, please do get in touch so we can find Alena.”
If you can help, please call the incident room number on 01709 443540.
Police have issued a further appeal for information about the whereabouts of 38-year-old Alena Grlakova, who was last seen in Rotherham around one month ago.
Alena was last seen on Christmas Day (Tuesday 25 December) when she left a friend’s house on Thompson Drive in Swinton, Rotherham.
She told friends she was travelling into Rotherham but has not been seen or heard from since.
Despite numerous enquiries, including a public appeal for information and sightings, Alena has not been located and officers are growing increasingly worried about Alena’s wellbeing.
She is described as having blonde shoulder length hair and being of a slim build. Alena has distinctive tattoos on her hands saying ‘Alena’ and ‘Stella’.
It’s thought Alena has used taxis to travel around before and could be doing so again now.
Possible sightings of Alena include in the areas of Woodside Walk, Greasbrough, and Laudsdale Road, Herringthorpe.
Have you seen Alena? Do you know where she might be? If you know anything about Alena’s normal routine or places she frequents, please get in touch with police.
Please call 101 quoting incident number 450 of 15 January 2019.
**APPEAL PUBLISHED 22.1.19**
Officers are investigating the disappearance of 38-year-old Alena Grlakova who was last seen in the Swinton area of Rotherham.
Alena was last seen on 25 December 2018 when she left a friend’s house on Thompson Drive in Swinton.
She told friends she was travelling into Rotherham but has not been heard from since.
She is described as having blonde shoulder length hair and being of a slim build.
She has distinctive tattoos on her hands, one being her own name, the other her daughters – “STELLA”.
Have you seen Alena?
Do you have any information that might help us?
Please contact 101 quoting incident number 450 of the 15 January.