A man is due to appear in court charged with the murder of a woman who has been missing since the beginning of March.
Police are continuing to search for Pamela Jackson from Chester-le-Street and have been putting up posters asking for information.
Adrian Muir is expected to appear at Newcastle Crown Court this afternoon charged with her murder.
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