CONCERN is growing for a woman who has been reported missing.

Dawn Teesdale, 54, went missing at around 8am this morning.

She was seen leaving her home in Woodland, Teesdale, and walking in the direction of Hamsterley Forest.

She is Ms Teesdale is described as 5ft tall, of medium build and has long black hair.

She was last seen wearing a green Parker jacket with a fur hood, blue jeans and black trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.