Family of Alice Byrne missing appeals for help a week after she disappeared

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According to Alice Byrne’s family, her disappearance in Edinburgh (Scotland) is totally out of character. “always kept in touch”

A week after her disappearance, the family of a missing woman has made an emotional appeal to the public for help in finding her.

Alice Byrne (28), was last seen leaving her flat in Marlborough Street, Portobello in Edinburgh at 8am on New Years Day. An extensive search has already begun.

Police drones, dogs, specialists services, and officers from Police Scotland’s Marine Unit were all involved in the search for her.

Alice’s twin brother claimed last week that he believed his sister was headed to a party at the beach. The family has issued an additional appeal for information and stated that her disappearance is unusual.

They stated: “Alice has been missing for one week now and we are shocked and distressed by her disappearance.

“We are always in touch with her, so we are very worried that we haven’t heard from her. We want to know where she is.

“If Alice sees this, we want her to know how much we miss her. We just want her home safe and well.

“Anyone who may have seen Alice or has any information that could help police locate her, we urge you to call officers and share any information.

“We are very grateful for the support we have received during this upsetting time. We would like to thank everyone who has shared appeals to find her, the police for their professionalism and especially the local community for all the support they’ve given.”

After her sighting on Marlborough Street officers believe that she was heading towards the promenade or beach.

She is described as being white, approximately 5ft 6ins high, and medium built, with short black locks.

At her last sighting, she was wearing a black top and ripped black jeans with white trainers.

Chief Inspector Kieran Dougal said: “It has now been one week since Alice was last seen and since then she has not made any contact with family or friends.

“As she ages, we are more concerned about her safety.

“We continue to appeal to anyone who was in the Portobello area at that time who may have dashcam footage to check devices and call if you have any sightings of Alice.

“We are aware of the busy beach and promenade areas on New Year’s Day. We appeal to everyone to view photos and to call us with any information.

“Officers have been speaking to local people and visiting local businesses in the area in case anyone remembers seeing Alice in the area.

“Alice’s family and friends are naturally very concerned. We just want to locate her as quickly as possible to make sure she is safe.

“Again, I would urge anyone who has seen Alice since Saturday, January 1, or who has any information that may be relevant to our investigation, to contact us as soon as possible.

“Alice should read this appeal. Please call your friends, family and the police.”

Any information can be passed to police through 101 with reference 0647 of January 2.

A missing person poster released by friends and family included a picture of Ms Byrne and the numbers 07510 062 206 and 07864 796 730 to call if anyone has information about her whereabouts.