UPDATE: Police appeal for missing Lowestoft woman

A 53-year-old woman has been found safe and well five days after going missing from her Lowestoft home.

Police launched an investigation after Charlotte Van Emst was reported missing on Saturday and a number of items belonging to her - including bags and medication - were later found in a garden in Lowestoft's Monckton Crescent. Officers then determined that Ms Van Emst had not been seen since Thursday evening.

This morning, following a number of calls from members of the public, Ms Van Emst has been found safe and well at an address in the Woodbridge area of Suffolk.

Officers have now thanked the public for their help.

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