POLICE in Cheltenham have issued an urgent appeal to trace missing woman Angela Godding.

Angela, who suffers from severe problems with her memory, is 71 and was last seen leaving her house in Southgate Drive at 12.40pm today (Thursday, February 27).

County hospitals have been checked and officers are searching areas Angela has visited in the past such as Pittville Park.

Anyone who sees Angela is urged to call 999 straight away and quote incident 268 of February 27.

This picture is of Angela taken several years ago but police are searching for a more up-to-date image.

She is described as white, with blonde/grey hair in a bob. She was wearing blue jeans and a grey jumper or cardigan with a small red motif on it and carrying a handbag.