A worried Helsby family are appealing for the safe return of their beloved cat.

Lucy, who is about six or seven years old, has been missing from Robin Hood Lane since Sunday evening which her owners say is extremely unusual for her.

She often wanders around the outside of her home between Latham Avenue and Britannia Gardens but always comes back and this is the longest she has ever been away.

Lucy has a long haired, distinctive looking grey and white coat.

The family have three young children who are desperate for her to come back home.