POLICE are appealing to help find a 52 year old woman who has been reported missing.

Julie Grimwade, from Shoebury, was reported missing to Essex Police earlier today, and her family are very concerned for her welfare.

Police officers are currently trying to find out where she is. Julie is described as white, 5ft 2 inches tall, with shoulder-length brown hair, and of slim build.

Julie was last seen wearing dark jeans, a brown fur coat, flat shoes and was carrying a cream Radley handbag.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the police at Southend on 101.