A Halifax man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a woman in the North East.
The 50-year-old has been arrested in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, after police became increasingly concerned about the whereabouts of Pamela Jackson.
The mother-of-three was last seen at her home in The Crescent, Chester-le-Street, on Saturday, March 2.
More than 40 officers are involved in a search for the 55-year-old and Durham Police said they have arrested the Halifax man because of concerns that Pamela may have come to harm.
Detective Superintendent Ken Donnelly said “Our main focus is on finding Pamela and we have a number of actions to follow up in our continuing search for her.
“However, the inquiries we have carried out so far give us genuine reason to suspect she may have come to harm, and for that reason we have made an arrest.”
Pamela was reported missing on Thursday after one of her sons became concerned.
Police said there had been no activity on her mobile phone for several days and her Facebook page had also not been updated in the same time.
An incident room has been set up at police headquarters while house-to-house inquiries in the Chester-le-Street area continue.