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Search underway at Scarborough for missing woman

Missing: Vanessa Burne

Missing: Vanessa Burne

A SEARCH is underway near Scarborough Railway Station for a woman who went missing from her home yesterday.

About 7.30pm (Thursday), Wollongong police were contacted after 25-year-old Vanessa Burne was reported missing from her Wollongong home. It’s believed she may have headed off into bushland near Scarborough railway station.

A search by police and the Dog Unit, Rescue Squad, and POLAIR, is underway this morning (Friday). Miss Burne is described as being of Caucasian appearance, with a solid athletic build, long blonde hair, blue eyes, and a tattoo on her lower back.

She was last seen wearing a light blue jumper and black tights.

Police hold concerns for Miss Burne’s welfare and are urging anyone with information about her whereabouts to come forward.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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