Police appeal for help finding missing elderly woman

Police appeal for help finding missing elderly woman

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information to help trace an elderly woman reported missing in the Currie area.

Margaret Wilson, who is also known as Rita, was found to be missing from an address in Lanark Road West around 5.20pm on Saturday 9th December.

The 82-year-old suffers from a number of health issues, including dementia, and there is increasing concern for her welfare.

Margaret is described as white, 5ft 5ins tall, of slim build with short dark greying hair.

She is believed to be wearing a tan-coloured sheepskin knee-length jacket, a knee-length black and grey checked dress (as shown in the photograph) and carrying a brown handbag with black handles.

Margaret is originally from the Isle of Bute and has a Glaswegian accent.

Inspector Graeme Dignan of Drylaw Police Station said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Margaret’s welfare and, as part of our efforts to trace her, would urge anyone who may have seen her to contact us as soon as possible.

“I’d also ask people in the local area to please check their gardens and any outbuildings in case Margaret has tried to seek refuge from the cold, and report any signs that someone may have been there to us.”

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 4202 of 9th December.

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