Missing Halesowen woman, Ruth Lewis, has been found safe by local police.

Appeals to trace 59-year-old Ruth were circulated yesterday (Sunday) after concerns were raised for her welfare, as she had not been seen for several days.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "Police began searches of the local area and this afternoon officers located Ruth in Dudley.

"Dudley Police thank the public and media for their assistance with this appeal."