A BRITISH woman is searching for a long lost cousin who she lost touch with 15 years ago purely by mistake.

Lilian Hollinshead, 60, is searching for cousin Ruth Elaine Slater who she believes is living in Andalucia.

“Ruth was a bridesmaid at my wedding in 1974. It would be so good to be able to see her again before our 40th anniversary in 2014,” Lilian explained.

Unfortunately, they lost touch when Ruth, now 50, apparently moved to Spain a few decades ago and she believes she is living in Malaga.

Ruth has a husband called Nick and daughter Georgia Lee.

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