Scone woman missing: police appeal for assistance

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a woman reported missing from the state's Hunter region.

MISSING: NSW Police have released this image of Kim Searle, 38, who hasn't been seen since last week.

MISSING: NSW Police have released this image of Kim Searle, 38, who hasn't been seen since last week.

Kim Searle, aged 38, is known to frequent the Scone, Muswellbrook and Newcastle areas.

She was last leaving seen a property in Newcastle last week. Her family hasn't heard from her since.

Officers from Hunter Valley Police District were notified and commenced inquiries into her whereabouts.

Police and family hold concerns for her welfare.

MISSING: NSW Police have released this image of Kim Searle, 38, who hasn't been seen since last week.

MISSING: NSW Police have released this image of Kim Searle, 38, who hasn't been seen since last week.

Kim is described as being of Caucasian appearance, about 160cm tall, of medium build, with dark hair, blue eyes, and tattoos of dragonflies and flowers on her arms.

She is known to frequent regional Victoria as well as the Scone, Muswellbrook and Newcastle areas.

Anyone who may have information about Kim's whereabouts is urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.