Bloodstains found at lawyer's home

Police searching for a missing legal executive appealed for information yesterday after spots of blood and signs of a disturbance were discovered at her bungalow in Chapel Leigh, Somerset.

Alison Routley, 34, mysteriously disappeared after dropping her 11-year-old daughter at a bus stop three days ago. The same day, her Subaru estate car was involved in a hit-and-run accident and was later found abandoned a few miles away.