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Mystery after well-dressed Chinese pensioner's car found but she is missing for five days

POLICE are appealing for information about the disappearance of a woman whose abandoned car has been found.

Louise Kam, 71, was last seen by a family member near the Spires Shopping Centre in Barnet at around 12.30pm on Monday, July 26.

She had been driving a black BMW 3 Series convertible, registration number LM11 ECJ, and is believed to have driven from Borehamwood to Barnet before making her way to the area of Willesden High Road on the afternoon of July 26. The BMW was recovered by police on Wednesday July 28 in north-west London, but officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen it earlier that week.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the investigation.

Detective Chief Inspector Brian Howie, Specialist Crime, said: “Louise’s disappearance is entirely out of character. Her family – in particular her two sons – are extremely worried about her.

“Officers are also becoming increasingly concerned for Louise’s safety. It is vital that anyone who knows anything gets in touch with police or Crimestoppers as a matter of urgency.”

Louise is described as a Chinese woman who lives in Potters Bar. She is around 5ft 4ins in height and of slim build. She has very long black hair and brown eyes. She usually dresses smartly and often carries a red handbag.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room on 020 8721 4205 or call 101 ref 7210/29july. Information can also be provided to police online at

Alternatively contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at


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