Police have appealed for help in tracing a woman they believe may have travelled to South Tyneside.
West Midlands Police say they are increasingly concerned for the safety of 42-year-old Lorna Ganley, who has been missing from Birmingham since yesterday morning, after her car was found abandoned.
She was last seen at 6.30am when she left her parent’s address in Sheldon to go to a local shop, but didn't return.
Her black Vauxhall Astra was found in the early hours of this morning.
Inspector Mark Watkins from Birmingham North Police, said: “I would ask Lorna to get in touch with us as a matter of urgency to let us know that she is safe and well.
“We are exploring the possibility that she may have travelled to South Shields, but equally she could still be in the midlands.”
Lorna is described as a 5’ 9” white woman with dark straight shoulder length hair and a medium build. She was last seen wearing an olive green Parka coat, a navy blue and white striped jumper and black leggings with brown boots.
Anyone who has seen Lorna or who saw her parking her car in Mere Green is asked to contact police on 101 or the Missing People charity on 116 000