Mystery deepens in to disappearance of Chesterfield mum

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Mystery deepens in to the disappearance of a Chesterfield mum after police revealed she could be in Scarborough.

Eileen Hill, 37, has been missing for a week. She was last seen at her home in Brampton on April 29.

But police say she may have been in Scarborough on May 3 and 4.

A spokesman for Derbyshire police said colleagues in North Yorkshire police force were looking at CCTV footage.

Police have discovered Ms Hill took a taxi from Chesterfield to Sheffield last Tuesday - and her family has not seen or heard from her since.

Ms Hill’s partner Robert Burndred said her disappearance was “completely out of character” and added: “I left her having a bath in the morning. I went to work and said ‘see you later’. She was cheerful.”

Ms Hill, a waitress at The Highwayman in Eastmoor, told her partner she had phoned in sick for work that day. But Mr Burndred later discovered she had resigned from her job the day before.

He added: “She didn’t tell me and I can’t understand why. She loved her job and a lot of people liked her and asked to be served by her.”

The couple moved to Chesterfield from Leicestershire five years ago and their son attends Brookfield Community School. Eileen enjoys spending time on her allotment and had been talking the day before her disappearance about what she was planning to plant.

Mr Burndred, 47, described Eileen as a “friendly out-going person” and said: “We had been talking about going up to the allotment and doing some work, all very mundane, boring stuff that’s why it’s so unbelievable.”

He added: “James is trying to stay strong but he’s very worried. He’s close to his mum and can’t understand it.”

Ms Hill is 5ft 7ins tall, of medium build, with shoulder length brown hair.

She is thought to have been wearing a waterproof purple coat and jeans and carrying a large cream coloured handbag.

Police are appealing to Ms Hill or anyone who has seen her to contact them on 101.