Search continues for woman last seen on New Year’s Day

Alice Byrne left a flat in the Portobello area of Edinburgh between 8am and 10am on Saturday morning.

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Police are searching for Alice Byrne.

Searches are continuing for a 28-year-old woman who has been missing in Edinburgh since New Year’s Day.

Alice Byrne was last seen by her family at her home in the Portobello area of the city at around 2am on January 1.

She met friends in Marlborough Street and left a flat there between 8am and 10am on Saturday morning. Police believe she may have headed towards the promenade area.

Officers are urging people who were in the area at the time to check pictures, videos or dashcam footage they may have for any sightings of Alice.

She is described as white, around 5ft 6ins and of medium build with short black hair. When she was last seen she was wearing a black top, black jeans ripped at the knees and white trainers.

Alice Byrne was wearing similar clothes as seen in this picture when she went missing.Police Scotland
Alice Byrne was wearing similar clothes as seen in this picture when she went missing.

Chief inspector Kieran Dougal said: “Alice is known to frequent the Portobello and New Hailes areas of Edinburgh.

“Since she was reported missing, officers have been carrying out extensive searches and enquiries in these areas.

“Local officers led by specialist search advisors have been assisted by resources including the air support unit, police dogs and our marine unit.

“Officers will continue to speak to people who know her and who live in the local community.

“Searches are continuing throughout the area and we would also ask local residents to check their outbuildings and sheds, as well as urging anyone with any information on Alice’s whereabouts to get in touch as soon as possible.

“This is an upsetting time for Alice’s family who are extremely concerned that she has not been in contact with them since Saturday. This is completely out of character for her.

“I would again urge anyone who has seen Alice since Saturday morning, or anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible.

“If Alice reads this appeal, I would urge her to phone her family, friends or the police. Contact 101 quoting reference 0647 of January 2.”