UPDATE: Police helicopter searching for missing woman

Lynda Foulkes
Lynda Foulkes

The police helicopter was flying over Alnwick this afternoon after reports of a missing woman.

Northumbria Police received reports of a female missing from Gosforth who had travelled to the Northumberland area.

Lynda Foulkes, 46, left her relative’s address at Moor Court in Gosforth this morning, Wednesday, August 13, in a vehicle. She was reported missing at 12.12pm.

The vehicle - a black Honda Jazz registration ND62 XDP – was last seen at around 1.30pm in the Alnwick area.

Lynda is described as white, of slim build, 5ft 2ins tall, and has short black/greying hair and brown eyes. When she was last seen, she was wearing grey jeans, grey trainers and a pale grey sweater.

Extensive enquiries are ongoing to trace her and police are appealing for the public’s help.

Northumbria Police Inspector Andy Berne said: “We believe Lynda left the Newcastle area in a vehicle, which was last seen in the Alnwick area early this afternoon.

“We’re concerned for her welfare and would ask anyone who sees this vehicle or who has information about where she is to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

Lynda’s home address is in Bury in the North West but she is originally from Gosforth and is visiting family in the area.

Anyone who sees Lynda or who may have information about her whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 (quoting reference 453 130814).