Missing pensioner with Alzheimer's sparks concern

An appeal has been launched to track down a 79-year-old woman who has gone missing.

Monday, 2nd January 2017, 12:08 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:03 pm
Betty Walsh.

Betty Walsh was last seen in Lyndhurst Road in Benton, Newcastle, at around 11.30am this morning.She has Alzheimer's and could possibly be in a confused state. She is described as 5ft tall with grey hair and was wearing a red Duffle coat.

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She wears glasses and is believed to have a small brown leather shoulder handbag with her. Northumbria Police say it is possible Betty may have got on a bus in the area. Anyone who has seen her either in Benton or on a local bus is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference 357 020117.