A woman who has gone missing in the Lowestoft area has prompted a police appeal following concerns for her welfare.

Sylvia Fickling, 78, went missing earlier today (Wednesday, March 22) after last being seen yesterday (Tuesday, March 21) at around 6pm.

She is described as being five foot tall with a slim build. She also has long grey hair and was last seen wearing a long black coat.

She is known to walk around the town's Lake Lothing area.

Anyone who knows where she may be or who may have seen her should contact Lowestoft police, quoting CAD 139.