A POLICE dog who located a missing vulnerable woman during an emergency search in New Ferry has been praised for her good work.

Police were called following concerns for a woman who had disappeared into a wooded area in the town at around 7pm on Wednesday.

A search unit, which included dogs, were sent out to look for her.

PD Venus, a Belgian Shepherd, picked up the woman's scent and found her safe and well within the woods.

The woman was taken to hospital for assessment.

Praising PD Venus, Merseyside Police dog unit tweeted: "PD Venus arrived and commenced searching a large wooded area. PD Venus picked up a track and located the female safe and well within the woods.

"The female is now being supported by the right services".

A spokesperson from Merseyside Police said: "Officers were called to a location in New Ferry to concerns for the safety of a woman shortly after 7pm last night (Wednesday 2 December), she was found safe and well at around 7.40pm and taken to hospital for assessment."