POLICE SEARCH: Missing girl, Katie McAleaney, Alexandria

STOP PRESS: POLICE ARE REPORTING THAT KATIE HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE AND WELL IN EDINBURGH. They have thanked the public for their assistance in this matter.

By Rory Murphy

Police Scotland is continuing to appeal for assistance from the public to trace a 12-year-old girl who has been reported missing from the Alexandria area.

Katie McAleaney, pictured right, was last seen at her home around 9pm on Tuesday, 29 June, 2021.

From enquiries carried out so far Katie is believed to have travelled by train to Edinburgh Waverley Station, and was captured on CCTV there around 8.15am on Wednesday, 30 June.

She is then understood to have travelled, most likely by train, to the Cowdenbeath area at some point on Wednesday.

Katie is described as being white Scottish, 5ft4, of slim build with long brown hair. She was last seen wearing a black hooded top, blue jeans, white trainers and was carrying a small black bag.

Inspector David Connor from Dumbarton Police Station said: “Katie has gone missing previously, however given her age and the fact she is believed to have travelled some way, it is vital that we trace her and confirm she is safe and well.

“The CCTV images were taken from Edinburgh Waverley and I would urge anyone who noticed Katie there, or perhaps travelling elsewhere on Wednesday or today, to please come forward.

“I would also appeal to Katie directly to please get in touch with someone to let us know she is ok. She is not in any trouble, however her family and police are concerned, and we must confirm her whereabouts.

“Anyone with information is asked to contact Dumbarton Police Station through 101, quoting incident number 3970 of Wednesday, 30 June, 2021.”

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