A POLICE appeal has been launched to help find a South Tyneside woman missing since Thursday.
Pauline Whitfield, 63, from South Shields, failed to return home from the Mecca Bingo in the town on Thursday night.
She is described as white, 5ft 1in tall, medium build, shoulder length strawberry blonde hair, green eyes, pale complexion, with a mole on the right side of her face.
She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, a dark purple cardigan and black trousers, and was carrying a black shoulder bag.
Officers are carrying out inquiries, including viewing CCTV, to find Pauline, and are asking for the public’s help.
Her disappearance is described as out of character and police are asking Pauline or anyone who knows where she is to contact Northumbria Police on 101.