Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a missing Ilfracombe woman who hasn’t been seen since Sunday.

Catherine Yearsley, 50, was last seen at her Ilfracombe home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Detective Inspector Phil Gray said: “We believe Catherine left the address at 08.30hrs on Sunday in her light blue Landrover Freelander, registration GF03 PDV.

“This vehicle then drove through Ilfracombe High Street and towards Hele area.

“Catherine hasn’t been in touch with any family members or her two young children since she was reported missing and I am extremely concerned for her safety.

“Her vehicle hasn’t been located or seen and hasn’t registered on any Automatic Number Plate Recognition System, which would suggest to me that it possibly remains in the local area somewhere.

“I would like to appeal to the general public to remain vigilant for Catherine and her vehicle and report any sightings or information as to Catherine’s whereabouts.”

Catherine is described as being around 5’ 11” and of stocky build. She has shoulder length brown hair with blond highlights.

She was last seen wearing what is believed to be a dark coloured top, possibly wearing green pyjamas underneath.

Anyone who sees Catherine or knows of her whereabouts is asked to contact police on 999 quoting log 279 of October 14.