PAULINE Lawrence is trying to contact a long-standing friend she has not heard from since last year.

Mrs Lawrence, 52, has been unsuccessfully trying to establish the whereabouts of her old friend Karen Sayers, 54, who last lived in Argyle Close, Whinfield, Darlington.

The pair have been friends since they met when working in London as teenagers and Mrs Lawrence, who now lives in Bournemouth, is concerned that Ms Sayer has not been in touch for several months or responded to her postcard.

Anyone who can help can contact Mrs Lawrence on 01202-380774 or email

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