Appeal to trace missing woman Date published: 2nd March 2017 11.26am

Police are appealing for information to help trace a missing woman from Alderley Edge.

Bernadette Atkinson, 57, was last seen at Macclesfield District Hospital at approximately 1.45am today, Thursday 2nd March.

She is described as white, approximately 5’7” tall, of large build with shoulder length dark hair. She was last seen wearing a long pale green coat with her hood up, dark trousers and dark shoes.

Inspector John Taylor said: “We are becoming concerned for Bernadette’s welfare and making extensive enquiries to find her and believe she is still in the local area.

"I would urge anyone who has seen Bernadette or spoken to her to contact police on 101. I would appeal directly to Bernadette to get in touch to let us and your family know you are safe.”

Anyone who may have seen Bernadette to have any information to help officers locate her is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 72 of 2 March.