Fears for missing Edinburgh university student

Yulia Solodyankina was meant to be meeting friends at Musselburgh Gala Day
Yulia Solodyankina was meant to be meeting friends at Musselburgh Gala Day
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Concern is growing for an Edinburgh University student who has been missing for over a week.

Yulia Solodyankina, 22, a Russian national who has been studying physics in the Capital for four years, was last seen leaving The Wee Red Bar at Edinburgh College of Art just after 9pm on the night of Thursday 6th June.

On Friday at around 2pm she sent a text message to a friend and also contacted her boyfriend through Facebook messaging, but has not been heard from since.

Friends first noticed something was amiss when she did not turn up to perform at Musselburgh Children’s Gala Day on Saturday. She was scheduled to perform with dance group Anansi, of which she is a member, at around noon. When friends tried to contact her, her mobile phone was switched off. It was later discovered along with her laptop in the South Clerk Street flat she shares with two other people.

Yulia’s family is understood to have come over to Edinburgh from Russia and are aiding the police with their enquiries.

A spokesman for Police Scotland confirmed that Yulia had been reported missing and that enquiries were ongoing. Anyone with any information about Yulia is encouraged to call 0131 311 3131 immediately.