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Police search for missing TV star

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Honeysuckle Weeks
Honeysuckle Weeks

Sussex Police said it is searching for Foyle's War actress Honeysuckle Weeks, 36, who has been missing since Thursday night amid concerns about her welfare.

The 36-year-old was last seen in Graylingwell Drive, Chichester, West Sussex, at 9pm on Thursday and was reported missing an hour later, Sussex Police said.

Weeks (36) is best known for her starring role as Samantha Stewart in the ITV wartime drama series Foyle's War.

Weeks was engaged to the poet and musician Anno Birkin for a short period before his death, at age 20, in a car crash in Italy in 2001.

She married hypnotherapist Lorne Stormonth-Darling in an impromptu Buddhist wedding ceremony while on holiday in the Himalayas in 2005, followed by a London wedding in July 2007.

The couple have one child, Wade born in 2011, and live in London.

Detective Kate Witt said: "We are concerned about Honeysuckle as her recent behaviour has concerned family and friends and she has expressed to them she is feeling anxious.

"Although she travels around a lot and has links in London and has family in Wiltshire, it is unlike her not to be in touch with family.

"If you read this Honeysuckle, please get in touch to let us know you are ok."

Weeks, from the village of Petworth in West Sussex, was wearing a blue anorak and faded blue jeans when she was last seen.