*UPDATE: Marie has been found safe and well*

Police have issuesd an urgent appeal for help in finding a woman who went missing early this morning (Sunday, December 10).

Cleveland Police are trying to trace Marie Dobson, who was last seen in the Stockton area at 4am. 

The 54-year-old is described as a white white female and is wearing a blue T-shirt and jeans.

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A spokesperson for the force said: "Marie and left the address at 4am and is on foot.

"Anyone with information regarding Marie’s whereabouts is asked to contact Cleveland Police as a matter of urgency on 101, quoting reference number SE23241890."