POLICE officers will be handing out posters to football fans tonight as part of their investigation into the suspected murder of Natalie Jenkins.

Officers will be distributing posters around Middlesbrough tonight ahead of the match against Leeds United.

Miss Jenkins, 32, was last seen on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough, at the junction of Park Road South, on Tuesday, December 10 at 8:13pm.

She was wearing a burgundy coat and a light coloured hat.

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Dimelow, senior investigating officer, said: “It is important that we reach out to as many people as possible to appeal for information to help us trace Natalie.

“Football matches attract thousands of fans, and with Natalie last being seen in central Middlesbrough, it is important that we publicise this investigation to the best of our ability to highlight the investigation and to appeal for information."

“Natalie was a very vulnerable woman, and someone out there knows what has happened to her. We hope the publicity today appeals to someone who knows something and we would urge them to come forward to police with information as a matter of urgency.”

Middlesbrough Football Club will be placing her photo and appeal for information on their big screen in the stadium before the match and at half time at the match tonight. An appeal for information will also be read out over the tannoy to over 24,000 football fans.

Miss Jenkins 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.

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: https://bit.ly/39NQbNN

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.