Police are asking for the public’s help to trace a missing 82-year-old woman.
Margaret Ross left her home in Rickleton in Washington around 10am this morning and has not been seen since.
Police and her family are concerned for her welfare and are carrying out enquiries to find her.
She is described as white, around 5ft tall, wearing a short white coat, dark trousers and carrying a beige coloured large handbag.
Anyone who has seen Margaret or has information about where she may be is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 quoting reference 529 150616.