AN appeal has been issued to try and locate the whereabouts of a woman as concern increasingly grows for her welfare.

Natasha Arey, 23, was last seen at around 1pm today near to Littlewood Lane in Barnsley.

She is described as around 5ft 4” tall, with dark hair in a plait and is believed to be wearing grey Ugg style boots, black tights, a dark green skirt, a white top, a green parka coat with fur and a light grey, checked scarf. She is thought to be also wearing a silver nose ring and is believed to be carrying a cream-coloured bag.

It is thought she may be in the Leeds area or travelling to West Yorkshire.

PC Victoria Rymer said: “If anyone has any information about where Natasha might be, please get in touch. Please keep an eye out for her if you are in the Barnsley and Leeds areas.

“Natasha, if you are reading this, you are not in any trouble, we just want to know that you are safe.

“If you have any information which could help us find her, please call 101 quoting incident number 731 of March 18.”