A woman the police were desperately searching for was located in Surrey this morning after she abandoned her car on the M40.

Todi Oluwatodimu-Gold, from Warwickshire, was last seen leaving her car near junction 5 (Stokenchurch) yesterday morning (November 10) as a large police presence descended in the area.

She was missing from around 7.25am with police saying they were "increasingly concerned" for her welfare.

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Police shut off the M40 after receiving a number of calls reporting a woman to be in distress and finding a blue Kia Ceed left on the hard shoulder.

There was an extensive search of the area from police and search and rescue teams, including the use of a  drone.

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Inspector Andrew Deane, based at High Wycombe police station, said: "After extensive searches and many contacts from the public, I am pleased to say that Todi has been found and she is safe and well.

"I would like to extend my thanks to everyone who contacted the force to provide information, which has helped us to locate Todi.

"I would also like to offer my thanks to the media who also shared our appeal."

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