A 57-year-old woman from Accrington has gone missing.

Pamela King, of Water Street, was last seen on Monday, August 5, in Blackburn.

Police said she spoke to a relative on the phone two days after she was last seen and was reported missing on Monday, August 19.

Inspector Dave Clarke said: “We are concerned following Pamela’s disappearance and would urge anyone with information about her whereabouts to come forward.

“Pamela being absent from her home for prolonged periods is not out of the ordinary and she has previously travelled to Ireland and may have shown an intention to travel to Scotland.

“However her family have now received no contact from her for nearly two weeks and would like to know she is safe and well.

“Her disappearance is not being linked to investigation to find Lindsay Birbeck, who is also missing from the Accrington area.”

Anyone with information about Pamela or her whereabouts should contact police on 101 quoting log number 0714 of August 19.