A WOMAN whose disappearance sparked a police alert has returned home.
Sheralee Dodsworth, 42, had not been seen since leaving her home in Lillie Terrace, Trimdon Grange, last Thursday.
Her husband Keith had raised the alarm after Sheralee had failed to return home later that day when she had driven off in the family car, a silver Vauxhall Astra.
An appeal appeared in the Hartlepool Mail yesterday and on the Mail’s website.
Sheralee has now made contact with a relative and later rang police to confirm she was safe and well and returned home.
A Durham Police spokesman thanked the media for their help in publicising the appeal and said after hearing Sheralee’s account of what had happened, officers were satisfied that there was no need for any further police involvement.