Concerns have been raised for an Isle of Wight woman who has reportedly gone missing.

Friends and family of Charlotte Alder say she went missing from St Mary’s Hospital in Newport this afternoon (Wednesday).

An appeal to locate her has been widely shared on Facebook.

Charlotte is understood to have a medical condition and is believed to have left St Mary’s without her medication and could be in a vulnerable state.

Members of the public have been looking in the Merstone, Shanklin and Sandown areas.

She is described as white with short brown hair, aged in her 40s.

Anyone who sees Charlotte is asked to contact police.