Search launched to trace missing woman who may have travelled by train

The 36-year-old was last seen at around noon on Friday, May 5.

Search launched to trace missing Edinburgh woman who may have travelled by train from Waverley station Police Scotland

Concern is growing for a missing Edinburgh woman last seen on Friday who may have travelled out of the city by train.

Police are appealing to trace 36-year-old Ania Karus who was last seen in the Pilton area at around noon on Friday May 5.

She is described as being white, approximately 5ft 2in in height, and of a stocky build with long brown hair. 

When she was last seen, she was wearing a green body warmer, a yellow hooded top, black leggings and a multi-coloured rucksack.

Police say that she is known to frequent Edinburgh’s city centre where she tends to stay, however it is possible she may have taken a train from Waverley station.

Police sergeant David South of Drylaw Police Station said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Ania’s welfare. She frequents Edinburgh city centre and tends to stay in the general area, however, it’s possible on this occasion that she may have taken a train from Waverley Train Station but where to has still to be confirmed if she has travelled. Colleagues at British Transport Police have been informed.

“We would appeal to anyone who knows where Ania may be or who may have any information that will help us trace her to get in touch.

“We’d also ask Ania herself to contact police to let us know she is safe and well.”

Information can be passed to police via 101. Please quote reference number 0087 of Friday, May 5 2023, when calling