Police fear for safety of woman seen gesturing in back of car


POLICE are urging a woman who they believe was trying to draw attention to herself from the back of a car to come forward and let them know she is safe.

The woman, thought to be in her 50s, was in the backseat of a blue or dark blue four-door hatchback at a set of traffic lights in the Grange area of Edinburgh, when she was spotted trying to attract attention from members of the public.

The car was stopped on Causewayside before turning onto Salisbury Place at around 7.25pm on Wednesday.

A man was driving the car, and he was described as being white, of medium build, in his 40s or 50s with medium-length grey hair. He was wearing glasses and a dark blue or black jacket.

The woman was wearing a dark headscarf with pink flowers on it, and had it tied under her chin.

She was also wearing a dark red coat and thick-framed round glasses.

A police spokesperson said: “We are keen to hear from anyone who may recognise the description of the two people in the car, as we want to establish the woman was not seeking any help when attracting the attention of the general public.”

Anyone with information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or the charity Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.