Concerns grow for missing Edinburgh woman

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CONCERNS are growing for Edinburgh woman Elaine McArthur, who disappeared in Edinburgh three days ago.

Elaine McArthur, 48, was last seen on Crewe Road North in the Pilton area of Edinburgh at 12:40 p.m on Saturday, April 18.

Her son, Harry, a Stirling University graduate and former Brig editor-in-chief, has issued several pleas on social media throughout the last 72 hours.

He wrote on Twitter: “My mum has went missing in Edinburgh, and is extremely vulnerable. If you have any information please contact as quickly as possible.”

Speaking to the Edinburgh Evening News on Sunday, Harry said: “My mum is an incredible, intelligent woman, former midwife, lecturer and nurse, and has always had the best interests at heart of those around her.

“Anybody who knows her can vouch that she loves myself and my sister Rebecca more than anything in the world and has always been a terrific mother in spite of some personal problems she has been battling across the past few years.”

Harry and his sister, Rebecca, are extremely grateful for the “tremendous efforts of the police,” and the support of friends and strangers alike on social media, which is giving them hope that their mother will be found safe.

Elaine McArthur, who has recently been living with her brother in Pilton, is described as white, 5ft 2in tall, with a slim build and long blonde hair tied up. She was last seen wearing a khaki green waterproof jacket, blue jeans, green trainers and carrying a green rucksack.

Inspector Scott Kennedy of Corstorphine Police Station said: “Elaine has not been seen since 12.40pm on April 18 and we are concerned for her welfare.

“I would ask anyone who has seen Elaine, or recognises her description, to contact police as soon as they can.

“Likewise I would ask Elaine, if she does see this message, to get in touch to let us know she is ok.”

Anyone with information regarding Elaine’s whereabouts is asked to contact officers on 101, quoting incident number 1604 of 18 April 2020.

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