THAMES Valley Police is making an urgent appeal in their search for a woman who has been reported missing from Reading.

Valerie Pretlove, aged 78, from Brunswick Hill in Reading, was last seen at 6.03am on Sunday at Crowne Plaza, near Caversham Bridge.

Valerie is described as a white female, around 5ft 8ins tall with a slight build and brown and grey curly short hair.

She is possibly wearing dark trousers and a red top and may be carrying a rucksack which will look heavy.

Valerie is known to frequent Caversham Bridge and Prospect Park in Reading and enjoys walking.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Maggie Bruce, of Force CID at Reading, said: “This is very out of character for Valerie, and we are extremely concerned for her welfare.

“I am urging anybody who believes that they have seen Valerie, or knows of her whereabouts now to contact 101, quoting reference number 43180275610 immediately.”