POLICE believe a woman seen on drone footage walking towards water on St Annes beach is missing Blackburn woman Katie Foulds.

As a result of a previous police appeal, drone footage shows a figure walking down the beach towards the water, close to South Promenade at approximately 4.27pm on February 10.

Officers believe at this time that the figure is the 22-year-old who is missing from home in Blackburn, but was last seen around 4.14pm on February 10 in St Annes, close to Pleasure Island.

Katie’s family have been made aware and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Police would now like to hear from anybody who was on the beach at St Annes at around the same time, who may have captured any further footage which could help us confirm the figure seen walking towards the sea is Katie.

DI Jamie Lillystone said: “Although we can’t be certain that the footage is of Katie, taking into account the other lines of enquiry we have followed and the CCTV images around this time, both we and her family sadly believe it was her.

“This is a desperately sad situation and our thoughts are with Katie’s family at this time. We would like to thank anyone who has assisted the investigation following the press appeals.”

Katie is described as being around 5ft 5ins tall and has long brown hair with blonde highlights. She was last seen wearing a brown ‘teddy’ jacket and black leggings.

Anybody with information should call 101, quoting log 327 of February 12th