Sarah Wellgreen, 46, was last seen on October 9 and has not contacted her family since
Police investigating the disappearance of mother-of-five Sarah Wellgreen are examining two knives and women’s clothing found over the weekend.
They were discovered by local volunteers in woodland around New Ash Green in Kent where Sarah was seen on October 9.
The ‘dagger-style’ knives and clothes have been sent to police for analysis to see if they are of interest to the investigation.
Kent Police declined to comment on the items when contacted by MailOnline this afternoon.
However a source said: ‘There must have been about 400 people out looking over the weekend and a number of objects were found and reported to police.
‘These included at least two dagger-style knives and women’s clothing found at different locations.
‘Whether or not they are of interest, we just don’t know yet.
‘So far the police have been pretty quick to discard objects found on these searches if they have no relevance to the investigation.
Police are scouring Dartford in Kent as they search for the one item missing from Miss Wellgreen’s home – her phone
Police divers searched a river close to the last known whereabouts of Sarah Wellgreen
Police in Longfield near New Ash Green, Kent, as the investigation into the disappearance continues
‘As far as I know the organisers of the searches haven’t heard back from the police yet, however that could simply be due to the higher volume of items found over the weekend and sent out to be checked.’
Police have re-opened Scratchers Lane close to the A20, four miles from New Ash Green, which was cordoned off last week for officers to conduct a detailed search.
Officers continued to look in nearby Dartford today, with cops using climbing equipment to scale down a river bank near the town centre ring road.
Ms Wellgreen was last seen in the Bazes Shaw area of New Ash Green, Kent, during the evening of Tuesday, October 9
A marine search unit started searching the River Darent on Saturday and were back out this afternoon by a stretch of water near Dartford County Court.
Police said last week they were treating Ms Wellgreen’s disappearance as a potential murder inquiry and are trying to trace her black iPhone 4.
The phone is the only item missing from her home but she has not contacted anybody since vanishing nearly three weeks ago.
Her bank cards have also remained unused.
Officers have arrested Ms Wellgreen’s former partner Ben Lacomba, 38, who was questioned for three days after detectives applied for extensions to his custody.
He has been bailed until November 16.
Police have appealed for any CCTV which could help with the investigation.
Meanwhile, the father of Sarah Wellgreen’s two oldest children thanked volunteers today for their tireless search for the missing mother of five.
Dave Burdett praised the hundreds who have braved downpours and chilly temperatures to look for Ms Wellgreen over the last 10-days.
He sent a Facebook message which read: ‘Thank you for all your help and time its really appreciated, I’m Lewis and Jack’s father and cant thank you enough for all your efforts xxx’
Marine search unit officers from Kent Police dredged through the River Darent as the hunt for the missing mother continued
Officers spent three days searching for Ms Wellgreen’s black iPhone 4 following her disappearance
Earlier on Monday, Sarah Wellgreen’s boyfriend made a fresh appeal for the public’s help to find her as it approaches three weeks since she disappeared.
Neil James, took to social media to urge members of the public to help find Sarah.
On Facebook, he has shared appeals from volunteers to attend searches to find her.
In one post, Mr James said: ‘Anyone who can help find Sarah Jane Wellgreen please help us find her.’
Police officers were operating in the nearby villages of Longfield and Hartley on Sunday.
Large groups of volunteers from the village have been tasked with searching footpaths and bridal tracks around the community with the brief of looking for Sarah’s missing phone.
Sarah’s former partner, Dave Burdett, who is the father of two of her children, has also thanked members of the public on Facebook.
Police officers were operating in the nearby villages of Longfield and Hartley on Sunday
Police search officers and council workers check the drains in an area near the Orchard shopping centre in Dartford, Kent
He said: ‘Thank you for all your help and time it’s really appreciated, I’m Lewis and Jack’s father and can’t thank you enough for all your efforts xxx.’
A Facebook page has also been launched called Search for Sarah Wellgreen. A post this morning said: ‘This page has reached 82,000 people keep it going please.
‘Thank you everyone that helped search over the weekend. Unfortunately we didn’t find Sarah but today is another day so stay vigilant.’
Kent Police said today the investigation is ongoing and search teams are still operating in locations near her home.
Police search teams including dog units and officers with drones are searching wooded areas in Fawkham, Hartley and Longfield.
And Kent Police’s marine search unit are continuing to search sections of the River Darent in Dartford town centre.
Detectives are also continuing to appeal for information from members of the public.
In particular they are urging anyone with fixed CCTV cameras within a five mile radius of New Ash Green, whether this is residential or commercial CCTV, to come forward.
Police officers were seen leaving a vineyard after they started digging at the site, which has been cordoned off since the disappearance was reported
Kent Police said today the investigation is ongoing and search teams are still operating in locations near her home
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