AN 80-year-old woman has gone missing.

Margaret Huddart, who police say is better known as Peggy Huddart, was last seen at around 11.45am on Wednesday February 5 in the Wordsworth Court area of Cockermouth.

Police say they are deeply concerned for her welfare as are her family and friends.

They are asking residents to check gardens and alleyways for Mrs Huddart.

Police described her as white, of thin build with straight white hair, hunched shoulders and five feet  two inches tall.

Anyone who has seen Mrs Huddart or has any information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101.