Fresh appeal in search for woman who vanished more than a week ago

Karen Stevenson was last seen during the early hours of Saturday, February 19.

Police continue search for missing woman Karen Stevenson from Cumbernauld Police Scotland

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information over the disappearance of a woman who vanished more than a week ago.

Karen Stevenson was last seen during the early hours of Saturday, February 19.

The 42-year-old left her home in the Lairds Hill area of Seafar in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire, shortly after midnight.

She made her way towards the town centre and was last seen at Muirfield Community Centre, near Brown Road and Fleming Road, at around 2.55am.

In a statement released on Wednesday, her family said: “This is completely unusual for Karen and she has never been missing before.

“The whole family are really worried and would like Karen to get in contact with anybody to let us know she is safe.

“If anyone has any information at all then please contact the police as soon as you can.”

Inspector Susan Rae, of Cumbernauld Police Station, stated that extensive searches and enquiries have been carried out in the local area in an effort to trace Ms Stevenson.

Inspector Rae added: “These are continuing and we’ve been assisted by resources including specialist search advisors, and the dog unit.

“Officers have also been carrying out house-to-house enquiries and checking CCTV.

“I know our concern is shared by locals, and I would continue to urge anyone who thinks they may have seen Karen to get in touch as soon as possible.

“Any information, no matter how small, could help find her.”

Ms Stevenson is around 5ft 1in, slim, and has long brown hair.

When last seen she was wearing a purple hooded jacket with a fur-lined hood, a cream long-sleeved t-shirt with a graphic design, black leggings, and black ankle boots.

She may also have been carrying a small pink handbag, with metal studs and a chain strap.

If you have seen Ms Stevenson since Saturday, February 19, or have any information that could be relevant to the investigation, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.