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Police continue to appeal for missing woman from Largs


Police are re-appealing for the assistance of the public in tracing a 45 year-old woman who is missing from Largs, Ayrshire.

Claire Paton (45), Lindsay Crescent, Largs, was reported missing by her family on Thursday 25 January 2018 when she did not return home.

Officers looking to trace Claire have since found CCTV footage of her boarding the ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick, Arran, at 9.45 am on Friday 26 January 2018.

They also have footage of Claire in an outdoor shop in Brodick on Saturday 27 January 2018.

Claire is described as white, 5 ft, of stocky build, blue eyes, fair complexion and long dark brown. It is believed she was wearing dark clothing and is now carrying a prominent red rucksack with a white and black Superdry JPN logo on it. She may also be wearing a hat.

Inspector Stuart McVean, Saltcoats Police Office, said today:

“Claire’s family are becoming increasingly worried for her and just want to know she is okay.

“This new sighting of Claire is encouraging, however does lead us to believe that she may be sleeping rough on Arran.

“We would appeal to the Arran community to check their gardens, outbuildings and huts.

“Anyone visiting the island, perhaps walking or cycling, should also come forward and contact us if they see somebody matching her description.

“We would also appeal to Claire herself to get in touch. Her family are very upset and just want her to come home safe and well.”

Anyone with information about Claire’s whereabouts should contact officers at Saltcoats Police Station via 101. Please quote reference number 3726 of Thursday 25 January 2018 when calling.


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