A large police presence has descended near junction 5 of the M40 as the search for a missing woman continues with an "increased concern" for her welfare.

A number of police cars and vans were seen at the Old House Farm off Marlow Road in Stokenchurch with search and rescue teams also in the area.

Police believe Todi Oluwatodimu-Gold entered the fields or nearby woodland next to the motorway after she left her car on the hard shoulder between Junction 5 (Stokenchurch) and 4 (High Wycombe) of the M40.

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Bucks Free Press:

She has been missing since around 7.25am with her last seen exiting her vehicle on the M40 this morning with police saying they are "increasingly concerned" for her welfare.

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Police received a number of calls reporting a woman to be in distress with officers responding and locating a blue Kia Ceed with a partial registration number of AG08.

Bucks Free Press:

Police describe Todi as an African-Caribbean lady, aged between 40 and 45 years-old with a slim-medium build.

She is around 5ft 4ins tall and was wearing dark-coloured clothing and possibly a leopard-print jacket.

Bucks Free Press:

Inspector Andrew Deane, based at High Wycombe police station, said: “This is a concerning incident and we are becoming increasingly concerned for Todi’s welfare.

“She left her vehicle on the hard shoulder of the motorway on foot, but despite a search of the area, we have not been able to locate her.

“I am appealing to anybody who was in the area this morning and believe that they have seen Todi, to please contact 101, quoting reference number 43210507913.

“Similarly, if you see Todi, please contact us on 999 immediately.

“Todi, if you do see this message, please get in touch with police or your family.

“We are very concerned for you, and you are not in any trouble, but we need to know that you are safe.”

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