THE photograph of a missing mother-of-two is to be displayed on the side of a lorry in a desperate bid for fresh information about her whereabouts.

The picture of Karen Coverdale, from Stockton, Teesside, will be draped across a 40ft Ford lorry in a new campaign by the National Missing Persons Helpline.

She will be one of ten missing people from across the UK to be featured in the year-long campaign, which begins today.

It is hoped that placing her picture on the side of a long- distance lorry will jog somebody's memory and lead to new information about her whereabouts.

Mrs Coverdale, 40, went missing from her home in Ingleby Barwick, near Stockton, on March 19 last year.

She left her house in the evening in her distinctive silver Mini Cooper and has not been seen since. Her car was recovered about a week later from the North Gare breakwater at Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, but there has been no sign of her since.

Her husband and children are desperate for her return and are hoping the lorry campaign will help bring her home safely.

The National Missing Persons Helpline charity has provided Ford with the cases for the new appeals.

The blue Ford trailers will have 6x4ft photos on either side, as well as the helpine number, and it is hoped that anyone who recognises Mrs Coverdale will contact the charity on its confidential number.

Anyone with information about Mrs Coverdale is asked to call the missing persons helpline on freephone 0500 700 700.