Concern grows for the welfare of Kathleen Tubby after she was last seem early on Tuesday morning.

A search in underway for a missing 62-year-old woman in Ilfracombe.

Kathleen Tubby was last seen at her home in the town around 7.50am today (Tuesday) and police said they were growing concerned for her welfare.

She is described as five feet nine inches tall, of large build, and has short cropped dark brown and grey hair.

She uses a walking stick and was last seen wearing a baggy white blouse, a black skirt and maroon shoes.

It is thought that Kathleen is driving a grey Mitsubishi Colt K5 KVT and people have been asked to report any sightings of the vehicle.

Police are conducting searches around the and the North Devon area, but have asked for anyone who may have seen Kathleen or knows of her whereabouts to contact them on 101, quoting log 127 of 07/05/13.