Police are appealing for information regarding an elderly lady who was seen looking ‘disorientated’ after falling in the early hours of this morning.

Police received a call just after midnight this morning from a woman who was concerned about an elderly lady she had just seen on Ledbury Road in Ross-on-Wye, described as walking from Five Ways in the direction of Mount Pleasant wearing only a white silky dressing gown.

Police immediately started searching the area but after two-hours found no trace of the woman.

Chris Ammonds, a spokesman with West Mercia Police, said: “Although the lady may well have made her way home safely, we would like to identify her just so we can visit her and ensure she did not come to any harm.

"It was quite chilly last night and the lady certainly appeared underdressed and therefore we remain concerned about her vulnerability.”

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them on 101 or 0300 333 3000, quoting incident number 04N 060912, and to check on any elderly female relatives living in the area to check up on them.