Officers investigating the disappearance of Southend woman Patricia Finnie have received a sighting in Lowestoft in Suffolk.

Patricia, 65, was last seen in the Kursaal area of Southend at around midday on May 11, 2017.

Since she went missing Essex Police say they have been carrying out a thorough investigation including viewing hours of CCTV footage, carrying out extensive house-to-house enquiries and phone work, as well as enquiries with bus and rail companies, and a number of media appeals for information.

Her husband Gordon Finnie and their son Matt made an emotional appeal for information about her disappearance in the Echo last year.

The force received a report that a woman matching Patricia’s description had been seen near Bascule Bridge in Lowestoft town centre at around 1pm on February 3.

Echo: Gordon and Patricia Finnie

She is described as white, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build, with straight auburn or grey coloured hair and she wears glasses.

Police need to speak to anyone who may have seen her or has any information about where she is to call us on 101.

If you do not wish to speak to them you can give information to Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111.