Missing pensioner with Alzheimer's sparks concern

An appeal has been launched to track down a 79-year-old woman who has gone missing.

Betty Walsh.
Betty Walsh.

Betty Walsh was last seen in Lyndhurst Road in Benton, Newcastle, at around 11.30am this morning.She has Alzheimer's and could possibly be in a confused state. She is described as 5ft tall with grey hair and was wearing a red Duffle coat.

She wears glasses and is believed to have a small brown leather shoulder handbag with her. Northumbria Police say it is possible Betty may have got on a bus in the area. Anyone who has seen her either in Benton or on a local bus is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 357 020117.