UPDATE December 27

Gwent Police have refreshed their appeal and given an updated description of the missing woman. 

A police spokeswoman said: "It is now known that she returned to East Grove Road in the afternoon of the day she went missing, she took further items from the address, leaving a pair of boots which do not belong to any persons at the address.

"The female is Sandorne Kovacs who is originally from Hungary and is not familiar with the Newport area.

"If you see this lady or have any information which may assist police in locating her, or about the boots left at the address, then please call us on 101, quoting log number 60 of 25.12.2017."

She was last seen wearing a brown knee length jacket with fur around the hood, black trousers gold coloured shoes, carrying a cream and gold handbag and a pink fluffy scarf.


UPDATE December 26

Police say that Sandorne Kovacs returned to her home on the afternoon of Christmas Day after being reported as missing.

A spokesman said that CCTV showed her collected clothing beforeleaving again, and that she was not seen by any eyewitnesses.


GWENT Police are appealing for information after a woman was reported missing in Newport earlier this morning.

Sandorne Kovacs, 63, of East Grove Road, Ringland, was reported missing in the hours of Monday, December 25 just after 12am.

She is described as a white, 5’7” tall with straight blonde shoulder length hair.

She was last seen wearing a blue hooded top, grey jogging bottoms and flip flops and was possibly wearing glasses.

Officers are concerned that the 63-year-old, originally from Hungary, is not familiar with the Newport area.

A Gwent Police spokeswoman confirmed that the police helicopter was scrambled on two occasions this morning to aid the search.

Anyone with information about Sandorne Kovacs which may aid officers in their inquiries, or may have seen her, is asked to call 101 or 999, quoting log reference 60 25/12/17.