POLICE are appealing to trace a missing 36-year-old woman last seen in Newton-le-Willows.

Lancashire Police have launched an appeal for information on missing 36-year-old Claire Middlehurst, from Merseyside, who was last seen on July 21 in Newton-le-Willows.

Claire is described as being 5ft 11in tall and of slim build.

She had blonde hair when she was last seen, however she does change her hair colour often.

Police believe Claire could be in the company of a man of a similar age.

PC Ken Armstrong of Lancashire Police, said: “It’s been over a month since Claire was last seen and we are concerned for her welfare. If you have seen Claire or a woman matching her description, please get in touch with us.

“Claire – if you are reading this, please call us and let us know you are okay.”

Anyone with information should call 101 and ask for Lancashire Police quoting log number 989 of August 20.