Appeal for woman, 55, missing for a fortnight

FEARS were growing last night over the safety of an Edinburgh woman missing from her home for a fortnight.

Friends and family haven't heard from Betty Brown since Saturday, 22 May.

Ms Brown – sometimes known as Elizabeth Hunt – was last seen leaving a relative's house in the Firhill Park area to catch a bus back to her home in Gorgie.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The 55-year-old was later spotted on closed circuit television monitors in the Sainsbury's store in Westfield Road, Gorgie, on Wednesday, 26 May.

Police say they are increasingly concerned for her safety. Worried relatives reported her missing to police on Tuesday this week, having failed to get in touch with her for ten days.

Ms Brown is described as 5ft2in tall, of medium build and wearing glasses.

The CCTV footage showed her wearing her fair hair tied back and she was dressed in dark clothing.

A police spokesman said: "Betty hasn't been in contact with any of her family or friends for nearly a fortnight, and the last known sighting of her is within Sainsbury's on 26 May.

"We are worried for her safety and well-being, and we would appeal to Betty to get in touch and let her family or the police know she is safe and well.

"We would also appeal to anyone who knows where she is, or who has seen her in the time that she has been missing, to contact police immediately."

Ms Brown's home is less than half a mile from the Sainsbury's store where she was last seen, and police believe locals may have seen her after she left the supermarket.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

They also want to jog the memories of people who may have seen her on the bus she took to the Gorgie area.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131-311 3131, or Crimestoppers, in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.