Cramond Beach search under way after disappearance of Alison Campbell in Edinburgh

A search is under way at a beach following the disappearance of a woman in Edinburgh.

Alison Campbell, 50, was last seen leaving a property in Murrayfield Avenue at around 3.10am on Tuesday.

Ms Campbell drove off in her red Toyota Aygo, which was later found in the Cramond Beach area of the city.

Police Scotland said a search is currently under way with support from the coastguard.

Inspector Dougal Begg said: "Alison's family are extremely concerned about her wellbeing, and we are asking members of the public to keep a look out and report any sightings to police.

"Officers and the coastguard are carrying out searches in the Cramond Beach area and would urge anyone who has been there today to consider whether they may have seen a woman matching Alison's description."

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Ms Campbell is around 5ft 3in tall and is slim with straight shoulder-length brown hair.

She is believed to be wearing a navy-blue puffer jacket, a bright pink knitted scarf and black leather ankle boots. She normally wears a gold ring with a black onyx stone on her right hand.

Anyone who has seen Ms Campbell should call police.