A MISSING hospital worker has been found, police said on Monday night.

Dawn Anderson, of Sadberge, near Darlington, attended work at Darlington Memorial Hospital on Saturday, September 22 but had not been seen or heard from since.

Inspector Simon Cowan, from Darlington Police, had said officers were extremely concerned as the disappearance was out of character.

However, around 10.15pm, Darlington Police said she had been found.

"We're pleased to report Dawn Anderson has been found safe and well. Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal!" they said.