Police Appeal For Help Finding Missing Betty Brown

Picture of Betty Brown supplied to police by her family - it was taken around two years ago and her appearance may have changed slightly

By Cara Sulieman

FEARS are growing over the safety of an Edinburgh woman missing from her home for more than a fortnight.

Friends and family haven’t heard from Betty Brown since Saturday May 22.

Betty – sometimes also known as Elizabeth Hunt – was last seen leaving a relative’s house in the Firhill Park area on May 22 for a bus back home to her home in Gorgie.

The 55-year-old was next spotted on CCTV in the Sainsbury’s store in Westfield Road, Gorgie on Wednesday May 26.

Police say that concern is now growing for the woman.

The last CCTV image of Betty in Sainsbury’s show her wearing dark clothing with her fair hair tied back.

Betty was reported missing on Tuesday when worried relatives still couldn’t get in touch with her after more than a week.

She is described as 5ft 2ins tall of medium build and wears glasses.

Betty Brown on CCTV in Sainsbury's

A police spokesman said: “Betty hasn’t been in contact with any of her family or friends for nearly a fortnight, and the last known sighting of her is within Sainsbury’s on May 26.

“We are worried for her safety and well-being, and we would appeal to Betty to get in touch and let her family or the police know she is safe and well.

“We would also appeal to anyone who knows where she is, or who has seen her in the time that she has been missing, to contact police immediately.”

* Anyone with any information was asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.