9:45 pm, Mon 11 Mar 2013
A man from West Yorkshire has been charged with the murder of a grandmother even though her body hasn't yet been found. Adrian Muir, who's 50 and from Halifax, appeared before magistrates this afternoon as the search for his girlfriend continued in County Durham.
From Chester-le-Street Kenny Toal reports.
9:16 pm, Mon 11 Mar 2013
More than fifty officers are continuing to search for a missing grandmother from County Durham.
55-year-old Pamela Jackson, also known as Cris or Crissie, has not been seen since Saturday 2 March and was reported missing by one of her sons when he became seriously concerned for her welfare.
A man from Halifax, 50-year-old Adrian Muir, has appeared in court charged with her murder.
"One of the key actions for us is to piece together a picture of Pamela's lifestyle to help focus our search efforts.
"From what we have learned so far, she appears to be someone who rarely goes far from home and contacts people online a great deal.
"She tends to spend a large part of her day on Facebook or taking part in online games, although she is also known to be a regular visitor to Chester-le-Street market on Saturdays."
– Superintendent Graham Hall, Durham Constabulary
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Durham Police by calling 101, or by ringing Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
5:50 pm, Mon 11 Mar 2013
A 50-year-old man has appeared in court after the disappearance of his County Durham partner and said "I haven't murdered anybody".
Adrian Muir appeared at Consett Magistrates' Court charged with murdering 55-year-old Pamela Jackson between March 2 and March 8 in Chester-le-Street.
A team of 40 officers are still searching for Mrs Jackson, who was reported missing by one of her three sons on Thursday.
When the clerk read out the charge, Muir, in a blue sweatshirt and with his hands clasped behind his back, replied from behind the glass dock: "I haven't murdered anybody."
No formal pleas were entered and he was remanded in custody to appear before a judge at Newcastle Crown Court on Wednesday.
Muir, from Halifax in West Yorkshire, had no fixed address, the court heard.
Pamela, also known as Cris or Crissie, does not drive and does not work due to health issues.
5 feet tall
Very long black hair - usually straightened
Black rose tattoo on her upper right arm
Large Celtic-style letters on her upper left arm
Usually wears vintage-style clothing with rings and costume jewellery
12:13 pm, Mon 11 Mar 2013
A man has been charged with the murder of Pamela Jackson, who has been missing for more than a week. Adrian Muir from Halifax, West Yorkshire, is due to appear before magistrates in Consett.
Ms Jackson from Chester-le-Street was reported missing by her son and was last seen on 2nd March. Durham Police officers are continuing to search for her.
8:17 am, Mon 11 Mar 2013
Pamela Jackson - missing grandmother
Credit: Durham Police
Police are continuing to question a man from West Yorkshire in connection with the disappearance of a grandmother. Pamela Jackson, who is 55, went missing more than a week ago from her home in County Durham.
A 50-year-old from Halifax was arrested yesterday and is being questioned by Durham Police.