A missing woman in Burnham-On-Sea has been found safe and well, police said on Thursday evening.

They thanked the public for its help in finding the lady after an appeal was issued on Thursday afternoon to find missing woman Patricia Abbotts, 75.

A helicopter and several teams of police were brought in after she had not been seen for 24 hours at her Burnham home.

Police searched for her through the day, including from the air using the Police helicopter, and a spokesman said she had been found “safe and well.”