Police are appealing for help to find Uma Kulkarni, who is believed to be missing in the North Somerset or Bristol area.

She was reported missing on Wednesday (3 April) from her home in Herefordshire.

She is thought to have travelled into the Avon and Somerset force area as her car – a bronze coloured Toyota Auris – was found near Aust Services near to the Severn Bridge crossing.

Uma is a 42-year-old Asian woman, 5ft tall of slim build. She has black hair and both her ears are pierced and she normally wears earrings. It is not known what Uma was wearing when she went missing.

Officers have carried out enquiries in the area near to the Severn Bridge.

Concern is growing for her welfare because there has been no contact from her.

Police are urging people living near to the Severn Bridge or in North Somerset to be vigilant.

We would like Uma, or anyone who has seen her to contact us, quoting reference