Concern grows for missing woman, 88, after early morning disappearance

The 88-year-old was last seen near Mayfield Road in the city and police say concern is growing.

Concern growing for safety of pensioner, 88, after early morning disappearance in Edinburgh Police Scotland

Concern is growing for the safety of a missing 88-year-old woman who disappeared from Edinburgh.

Aline Schofield was last seen near the Mayfield Road area of the city around 4am on Saturday morning.

Police are launching searches and asking nearby residents to check garden sheds and outbuildings.

Ms Schofield is described as 5ft 2in, with short, dark hair and a slim build. It’s believed she could be wearing a dark navy jacket, black trousers, red shoes and a black hat.

CCTV released by police of Aline Schofield. Police Scotland

CCTV footage has been released by police to help the public identify her.

Police Constable Stewart Thomson, of Howdenhall Police Station, said: “Concern is growing for Aline and we are asking locals in Newington to search their garden sheds and outbuildings for any sign of her.

“We are also requesting that any CCTV or dash-cam footage from the area be examined for anything that could help our enquiries to trace her.

“Anyone who may have seen Aline, or who has any information on her whereabouts, please contact officers via 101, quoting reference 1028 of October 22.”

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