Police have launched a desperate search to find a “vulnerable” woman who has gone missing from the Barnes Bridge area in Richmond.

Lucy Chisholm, 44, was last seen during the evening of December 2, but since then she’s not used her bank cards or contacted friends or family.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “She is vulnerable and officers are extremely concerned for her welfare.

“Lucy’s friends and family are desperate for news that she is okay.”

She is described as white, around 5ft 6in tall, of a medium build and has brown straight shoulder-length hair with blue eyes.

Anyone who has seen her, or knows where she is, should call police at the Met’s South West Command Unit on 101, or call Missing People on 116 000.