Police say they are growing increasingly concerned about a missing Rossendale woman.

Julia Maynard, aged 43, was last seen around 11am (April 13) in the Newchurch Road area of Newchurch.

Julia is described as black, of large build with black, curly and thin hair. She was wearing a black skirt, white t-shirt with flowers, a mustard coloured cardigan and black boots.

She has links to Rossendale and the Wythenshawe and Rusholme areas of Manchester.

Police are concerned for her welfare and would urge anyone who has seen her or a woman matching her description to come forward with information.

If you can help police please call 101. In an emergency call 999.