Police search for missing York pensioner

Sheila Sykes has been missing overnight Credit: North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire police are searching for a 73 year old woman who's been missing from her home in York since yesterday. Sheila Sykes hasn't been seen since leaving her house in Dunnington at 8 o clock last night.

Mrs Sykes's family say her disappearance is completely out of character. She's 5ft 3in tall, of medium build and was wearing a black and white checked coat with black trousers and shoes when she was last seen.

The 73 year old has links with Humberside and may have used public transport as she has a bus pass. Anyone with information is being asked to contact police.