CONCERN is growing for a missing Southampton woman.

Police have isued an appeal to help find Julie Downie.

The 58-year-old was last seen leaving work in Southampton at around 5.30pm last night and officers say they are concerned for her safety.

Police believe she was wearing black trousers, a white shirt, a cream/beige jacket and black shoes when she went missing.

Julie has sandy/blonde hair and is 5ft 3ins.

She usually carries a hessian shopper bag and a handbag.

Police say that she may be in the New Forest or Dorset areas.

If you see Julie, please call 999.