OFFICERS from South Wales Police Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan are appealing for help to locate missing Shani Coates.

Police began a search for the 45-year-old, of Barry, on Tuesday morning (Tuesday, January 28), after her silver Renault Megane was found abandoned on the eastbound carriageway of the Prince of Wales Bridge shortly before 9.30am.

A number of enquiries are underway and HM Coastguards have also been conducting searches in the area.

Concern is growing for her welfare and anyone with information which could assist officers is asked to contact 101, quoting reference 2000033364.

They would particularly like to hear from anyone who believes the saw the car being left, or who has dashcam footage which may be of relevance.

She is also urged to make contact if she sees this appeal, to confirm she is safe and well.