A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman who has been missing since the beginning of March.
50-year-old Adrian Muir from Halifax in West Yorkshire is charged with her murder and appeared by videolink at Newcastle Crown Court.
He was not asked to enter a plea to the charge and spoke only to confirm his name.
Chief Inspector Elaine Taylor spoke to ITV News about the continued search for Pamela Jackson.
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