Concern grows for missing woman who disappeared from capital

Police have launched a fresh appeal after Averil Shepley, 47, disappeared at the weekend.

Police ‘increasingly concerned’ for woman reported missing from Edinburgh on September 30 Police Scotland

Police are growing “increasingly concerned” for a woman missing from Edinburgh since Friday night.

Averil Shepley, 47, was last seen in the Marchmont area of the capital at around 10.30pm on September 30.

She is described as white, around 5ft 7in tall, of slight build, with short dark hair.

When last seen, she was wearing a black woolly hat with toggles on each side and black trousers.

It is believed she may be wearing a bright pink Goretex jacket, and has a black and red rucksack in her possession.

Chief inspector Murray Tait said: “We are becoming increasingly concerned for Averil’s welfare and would urge anyone who may have seen her, or has any information on her whereabouts, to contact police.

“Likewise, if Averil sees or hears about this appeal, please call us or your family, so we know you are safe and well.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 0090 of October 1, 2022.

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