'Concerns growing for welfare' of missing 88-year-old woman

The pensioner was last seen just after 7am on Wednesday.

Police Scotland: ‘Concerns growing for welfare’ of missing 88-year-old Edinburgh woman Police Scotland

UPDATE: Missing Edinburgh woman Joyce Shand has been traced, police said.

Police have said that concerns are growing for the welfare of a missing 88-year-old woman from Edinburgh.

Joyce Shand was last seen at around 7.15am on Wednesday in the Moira Terrace area of the capital.

She is described as 5ft 4, slim, with short white/grey hair.

She is believed to be wearing dark coloured trousers and a light blue jacket. She uses a walking stick.

Sergeant Leigh Inglis said: “Concerns are growing for Joyce’s welfare and we need to make sure she is safe and well.

“Joyce has a bus pass but we do not know at this stage what direction she may have taken so I am asking the public to keep an eye out for her.

“If you see Joyce or know where she might be then please get in touch with us.”

Anyone who can help is asked to call Police Scotland on 101, quoting reference number 2849 of Wednesday, June 12.

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