Woman missing from Lewes days before Christmas

Cathleen Spencer was last seen on Sunday Credit: Sussex Police

A woman from Lewes, who is suffering from the early stages of dementia, has gone missing from her home in Newton Road.

Cathleen Spencer, 59, was last seen at 10.30pm on Sunday evening (December 22).

She said she was going shopping and took a rucksack filled with carrier bags. She is known to shop at Waitrose and Tesco in Lewes. She is described as white, 5' 6", of slim build with long straight shoulder-length dark blonde hair. She has an American accent.

Anyone who sees her or knows of her whereabouts is asked to call Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1210 of 23/12. If she is in danger or requires medical attention, please dial 999 immediately.