POLICE are 'increasingly concerned' for the welfare of a Wirral woman reported missing from home today (Wednesday, May 22).

Bethany Gibson was last seen leaving her home in Caldy at 1pm and was heading towards the Wirral Way.

The 22-year-old is described by police as of medium build with long, curly brown hair. She was believed to be wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a grey hoodie and was not wearing any shoes. She has a tattoo of a feather on her foot.

A Merseyside Police statement this evening read: "We are becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare, and are appealing to anyone who may have seen her to contact us on 999, so we can make sure she's safe and well.

"Alternatively, you can DM @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, or call 101, or call the charity Missing People on 116 000."