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AN elderly woman has gone missing from her home in Ramsbottom.

Sandrea Pilkington, aged 70, of Ramsbottom, was last seen at home at about 11.45pm on Sunday.

She is white, about 5ft 2in tall, slim, with short curly white hair and blue eyes.

She is thought to be wearing a cream waterproof anorak, and carrying a large cream handbag.

Police said they are concerned for her welfare.

Sgt Mark Wakelam, of Bury Police, said: "It is totally out of character for Sandrea to go missing and her family are deeply concerned about her disappearance.

"We would ask that anyone who knows of her whereabouts, or, has any information that would could help us find Sandrea to contact Greater Manchester Police."

Anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, 0800 555111.