POLICE have appealed for information  on the whereabouts of an Accrington woman who has been missing for more than a week.

Officers have become increasingly concerned for the welfare of a 38-year-old woman Catherine Allsager.

She was last heard from at 5am on Friday, August 4 when she made a phone call.

She has not been seen or heard from since and it is not known where the phone call was made from.

She has links to the Gorton area of Manchester and may have travelled there by bus or train. She may also still be in East Lancashire.

There is also information to suggest that she could be in the Margate area of Kent. 

Sergeant Sean Frodsham, of Hyndburn Police, said: “We are extremely worried about Catherine and would like to locate her as soon as possible.

"Anybody who has seen her, or knows where she may be, is asked to contact us immediately.”

Catherine is described as white, of stocky build, with blonde hair which has red tips dyed into it. 

Anyone with information can contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting log number 225 of August 4.

Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.