Police are urgently appealing to trace a missing woman from the Norton area.
Officers are concerned for the welfare of 68-year-old Ann McGrogan, as it is out of character for her to go missing.
Ann was last seen at around 10.30am this morning at an address on William Terrace, Norton.
She is described as white, around 5 feet tall, of large build with mousey blonde hair, a short bob and glasses and is believed to be wearing black jeans, a black top, black coat and slippers.
Ann is likely to use buses in the local area and officers believe that she may have travelled towards the Billingham or Hartlepool area.
Anyone who may have seen Ann or anyone who may know of her whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.