Concern grows for missing Moray pensioner

Kathleen Edwards – search continued for the 85-year-old around Aberlour last night

COASTGUARD HELICOPTERS JOINED a widespread search around Aberlour last night as concerns grew over missing 85-year-old Kathleen Edward.

Police thanked the public for their offers to help in the search that began after Kathleen was reported missing from the Broomfield Square area of the Moray town on Tuesday afternoon.

She was last spoken to on Monday and described as being five feet three inches tall and of slim build with light grey short hair. She walks with a slight stoop and uses two walking canes but is believed to have only one with her.

In a statement issued last night police confirmed that the search was continuing with the assistance of the Coastguard helicopters based in Inverness.

They also thanked the public for their offers of assistance as concerns grew around Moray: “Thank you for the kind offers of assistance to search for Kathleen Edward, aged 85, who has been reported missing from the Broomfield Square area of Aberlour.

“Police searches are ongoing and at this stage public searches are not being organised. However, we would ask the public to check any outbuildings and garages and report any possible sightings to us.”