Woman missing after pony ride is found safe and well following 48-hour search

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Amanda Hull. See SWNS story SWMDmissing. Police are appealing for help to locate missing Amanda Hull from Ombersley. The 38-year-old was last seen on Haye Lane in Ombersley at 9am today (Saturday 22 May). She is described as white, approximately 5ft tall with blonde hair usually worn in a ponytail and was last seen wearing a bright yellow jacket and brown riding boots. She has links to areas in Ombersley and Droitwich but may have travelled further.
Amanda Hull went missing in Ombersley, Worcestershire, on Saturday. (SWNS)

A missing woman who sparked a 48-hour search after going missing while out riding her pony has been found safe and well.

Amanda Hull, 38, sparked a huge search operation when she failed to return home in Droitwich, Worcestershire, on Saturday morning.

Family members feared the worst when they found her pony Sunny back in his field and Ms Hull's bag discarded nearby.

Members of the community went out in search parties as police scoured local woodland and drones were also deployed in a bid to find her.

Her mother also issued a plea for information after insisting there was "no reason for her to go missing".

GV of Haye Lane, Ombersley, Droitwich, Worcestershire, May 23 2021 . See SWNS story SWMDmissing. Amanda's worried mum Carol Hull posted a series of heartbreaking appeals as locals organised search parties to help find the missing horse rider. Directly appealing to her daughter, she wrote on Facebook:
Haye Lane in Ombersley, Worcestershire, where Amanda Hull was last seen. (SWNS)
Amanda Hull. See SWNS story SWMDmissing. Police are appealing for help to locate missing Amanda Hull from Ombersley. The 38-year-old was last seen on Haye Lane in Ombersley at 9am today (Saturday 22 May). She is described as white, approximately 5ft tall with blonde hair usually worn in a ponytail and was last seen wearing a bright yellow jacket and brown riding boots. She has links to areas in Ombersley and Droitwich but may have travelled further.
Amanda Hull's mother made an emotional Facebook plea for her to come home. (SWNS)

But West Mercia Police confirmed on Monday afternoon that Ms Hull has since been found safe and well.

A force spokesperson said: "We are happy to confirm that Amanda Hull has been found safe and well and her family has been informed.

"We would like to say a huge thank you to the community of Droitwich and everyone who shared our appeal.

"There was a huge amount of support from people during this search and we are extremely grateful."

Ms Hull's sister's partner Matt Nicol shared the good news on Facebook and thanked the community for their help.

He wrote: "Amanda has been FOUND - thank you so much to everyone that helped."

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