A 38-year-old woman who went missing following a horse ride has been found “safe and well”, say police.
A desperate search for Amanda Hull had been launched by the police and the community, and her mum Carol had urged people to contact police if they had information, saying “this is killing me”.
West Mercia Police announced on Monday afternoon that Amanda had been found about 48 hours after she was last seen in Ombersley, Worcs.
She had gone to collect her horse and headed to some local stables at about 9am on Saturday.
A statement from police said: “We’re happy to confirm Amanda has been found safe and well and her family has been informed.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the community of Droitwich and everyone who shared our appeal.
“There was huge support from people during this search and we’re extremely grateful.”
Earlier on Monday, Amanda’s distraught mum Carol Hull wrote on Facebook: “Come on somebody must know something. This is killing me.
“It doesn’t matter how small, if you know anything please, please ring the police.
“I am going out if my mind with worry.”
During the search, the owners of a local restaurant shared the appeal on social media and revealed that police had found some of Amanda’s belongings nearby.
The Holt Fleet posted: “Can Droitwich and Ombersley people please keep an eye out for Amanda Jane Hull and let [us] know if anyone sees her.
“Amanda was last seen on Haye Lane, Ombersley, at 9am 22/5/21 where she went to collect her horse and head to Hadley Stables.
“Amanda goes to the stables 6 days per week, but never made it this morning.
“She was seen on the horse, but the horse is back in the field and Amanda has not been seen since.
“If anyone in the area on the morning of May 22nd has any dash cam footage, or anything, please review it.
“Amanda is vulnerable and this is obviously completely out of character.
“She was wearing her horse riding clothes – black joulpers, tshirt, yellow high vis coat and brown boots (suede and leather).
“The police have her phone, bag and hoody. She has no money or phone so if you spot her please help her and contact the police on 101 quoting incident 00583i of May 22nd.”
Scott Walker posted: “Amanda just call or message – let us know you are ok.
“Everyone is missing you and worried. Come home – your horse is missing you too
“We are still waiting for directive from the police on where best to focus the search efforts for Amanda Hull.
“There is a huge amount of people wanting to help search, which is great.
“Until we receive any further detail from the police the only thing we can suggest is to search all of Droitwich, Ombersley and surrounding areas.
“Please avoid Haye Lane, Ombersley. This is where she was last seen and there is still a heavy police presence.
“Any roads and public footpaths between Ombersley and Droitwich would also be a good focal point.”
Another pal Zowie Spragg added before the woman was found: “Amanda is still missing. Anyone out walking Droitwich/ombersley area please look out for her.
“She’s vulnerable and usually spends the whole day on the yard with her horse with the same routine so for her not to do that is out of character.”