Police are appealing for help to trace a missing Houghton-le-Spring woman.

Emma Louise Barron, 28 , has not been seen since leaving her home at Burns Avenue North just before midday today (Sunday, March 23).

Police are concerned for her welfare as she may be in a distressed state.

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They are appealing for Emma to get in touch with police or her family as soon as possible.

She is described as being 6ft 1ins tall, with very short mid brown hair, and has scars on her forehead and cheek.

She was last seen wearing a yellow hooded top, jogging trousers, and navy slip-on cotton shoes.

She is believed to be driving a dark grey Hyundai - registration NX14 UFE.

Anyone who may have seen her or her car is asked to contact police immediately on 101 ext 69191 (quoting reference 629 230314)