Singer and actress Hannah Northedge vanishes from Sussex hotel

A singer and actress who starred in films alongside Elijah Wood and John Hurt has vanished without a trace from a five-star hotel.

Hannah Northedge was believed to have been staying at a £150-a-night luxury seaside Grand Hotel before she was due to return home to Lambeth in London.

However, the 43-year-old did not walk through the door on Wednesday afternoon as expected, prompting the launch of a missing person's inquiry.

Hannah Northedge, 43, (right) who starred in films alongside Elijah Wood (left) and John Hurt has vanished without a trace from a five-star hotel

Hannah Northedge, 43, (right) who starred in films alongside Elijah Wood (left) and John Hurt has vanished without a trace from a five-star hotel

She was due to return home to Lambeth in London on Wednesday afternoon

But she never arrived, prompting the launch of a missing person's inquiry

She was due to return home to Lambeth in London on Wednesday afternoon, but never arrived, prompting the launch of a missing person's inquiry

Investigating police officers said it was 'extremely' out of character for Ms Northedge to go missing and urged anyone who has seen her to contact police. 

Sussex Police said it was understood the jazz and blues singer could still be in the seaside resort of Eastbourne after leaving the seafront hotel.

'Police are very concerned for missing woman Hannah Northedge who is believed to be in the Eastbourne area,' it said. 

Ms Northedge was described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, of slim build with dark brown hair. She was wearing a three-quarters length black coat with velvet cuffs.

'This is extremely out of character for Hannah and we are concerned for her well-being,' Sergeant Lynda Lynch said.

'We are appealing to the public in the Eastbourne, East Dean and Friston areas to keep an eye out for Hannah and get in contact with us if you see her.'

Investigating police officers said it was 'extremely' out of character for Ms Northedge to go missing and urged anyone who has seen her to contact police

Investigating police officers said it was

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