Serious concerns held for woman missing in Lake Macquarie

A large search is underway for a woman missing in the Lake Macquarie region as serious concerns are held for her welfare.

Ashly Bates, aged 37, was last seen on Wednesday (13 February 2019) at a home in Whitebridge.

Police were alerted when she failed to contact her family. Her mobile phone was then located by a member of the public near Dudley Bluff.

Police from Lake Macquarie Police District are conducting a large search of the area for Ashly, with assistance from PolAir and the Dog Unit.

Ashly is described as being of Caucasian appearance, approximately 168cm tall, with dark shoulder-length hair, fair complexion and tattoos on the inside of her wrists.

She was last seen wearing a black long-sleeved shirt and pyjama pants.

Anyone who sees her or believes they know her whereabouts is urged to contact police immediately.

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Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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