Arrest after Chester-le-Street woman goes missing

Pamela Jackson
Image caption The last definite sighting of Pamela Jackson was on 2 March

A man has been arrested in connection with the disappearance of a County Durham woman.

Pamela Jackson was last seen at her home in The Crescent, Chester-le-Street, on 2 March.

More than 40 officers are involved in a search for the 55-year-old and Durham Police said there was real fear she "may have come to harm".

A man aged 50, from Halifax in West Yorkshire, has been arrested by police in Chester-le-Street.

The mother of three adult sons, and also known as "Cris" or "Crissie", 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 set up at police headquarters while house-to-house enquiries in the Chester-le-Street area continue.

Det Supt 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 enquiries 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."

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