POLICE carried out a search of missing Thornaby woman, Natalie Jenkins' home yesterday.

Detectives released new CCTV footage in connection with Natalie's murder investigation.

Officers have now uncovered a new last sighting of Natalie, 32, in Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough at 8.13pm on Tuesday, December 10.

The CCTV footage shows Natalie walking along the street at the junction with Park Road South from Parliament Road.

A specialist team of officers conducted the search at her home in Westbury Street.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Chief Inspector Mark Dimelow, who was at the scene, said: "I'm executing a warrant here to search the address using scientists and crime scene staff to determine whether this is actually a crime scene or whether there's any significance into my enquiry into Natalie's murder.

"Crime scene staff and biologists are examining the address to determine whether this is a crime scene. I need to understand whether this is significant to me or whether I can discount it as part of my enquiry.

"I made an appeal last week for members of the public to assist me. We've now got more CCTV and I can now place Natalie Jenkins on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough at 13 minutes past eight on the evening of the 10th of December. This is the latest sighting that we've got but again there's an ongoing appeal for members of the public to assist me with this."

Natalie is a white female, of very slim build, around 5’5” tall with a fair complexion and straight brown hair. She has hazel eyes and a missing front tooth.

Natalie has a tattoo saying SWANNY on her neck and another on her wrist saying SWANN.

The Northern Echo: The property of Natalie Jenkins on Westbury Street in Thornaby. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTTThe property of Natalie Jenkins on Westbury Street in Thornaby. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Ch Insp Dimelow added: "I've had a very very good response from the public, so far but again this is an ongoing request that anyone who's got information in regards with Natalie's whereabouts and what's happened to her needs to contact me or my staff.

“The new sighting of Natalie is an encouraging development for the investigation as we are slowly piecing together her last movements in the hope that this will lead us to her whereabouts.

“Linthorpe Road is a very busy street and we would appeal to anyone who sighted Natalie, wearing a burgundy coat and a light coloured hat at this time and location to contact us as a matter of urgency.

“The investigative team are dedicated to tracing Natalie and have spent countless hours trawling through footage, which has provided us with this latest sighting.

“Specialist officers will also spend today searching Natalie’s home address which will hopefully provide us with some further information to help us locate her.”

The Northern Echo: Police on Westbury Street in Thornaby. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTTPolice on Westbury Street in Thornaby. Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT

Officers also carried out door-to-door enquiries, trying to ascertain if there was any CCTV opportunities, speaking to the public and giving out posters which had Natalie's photograph on them.

Anyone with information as to Natalie’s whereabouts or anyone who may have seen her, is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.

Independent charity Crimestoppers is now offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information they receive that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the suspected murder of Natalie Jenkins, go to: https://bit.ly/39NQbNN Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.