Police are becoming increasingly concerned about a 59-year-old woman who went missing a week ago.

Cindy Martin was last seen by her husband as she left her home in Bury, near Arundel, for a walk at 6am last Friday.

Police say she was seen outside the village post office talking to the driver of a small silver estate car between 9am and 9.30am.

Mrs Martin is 5ft 5in, with shoulder-length brown hair.

She was last seen wearing gold cotton trousers and a red jumper with large square-shaped patterns.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sussex Police on 0845 6070999.

Meanwhile, a spotter plane searched for more than an hour last night after a report that an elderly woman had been seen wondering about dressed only in a nightie.

The plane searched an area around Bognor's West Meads Estate while police officers on the ground checked a playing field where the woman had been reported.

A police spokesman said today: "We received a report at 10pm that a woman, aged around 80, had been wandering around in a nightie.

"But despite an extensive search she was not found and so far we have received no reports of anyone being missing.

"It could be that the lady went home and is now safe but we would like her to contact us or to hear from anyone who does discover that a relative has gone missing."