Merseyside Police is becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of 64-year-old Pamela Shephard who was reported as being missing last night (Sunday, 15 September) from the hotel she was staying at in Southport.

Pamela was last seen last night at a hotel on Bath Street. At about 11.20pm a family member noticed she was not in her room and report her as missing.

She is described as being white, 5ft tall of slim build with shoulder length brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black and red coat, a striped jumper and jeans.

A large number of police resources are currently involved in the search for Mrs Shephart.

Pamela is originally from the Blackpool area.

Officers would urge Pamela, or anyone who has seen her since last night, to contact 0151 777 3083, 101 or Missing People on 116000.