Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Appeal for 'distressed' car passenger seen in Edinburgh

Police are concerned for the safety of a woman who was seen in a car in Edinburgh, possibly in a state of distress.

The woman was spotted in the back of a blue or dark blue four-door hatchback at the traffic lights at the junction of Causewayside and Salisbury Place.

Lothian and Borders Police said the woman in her 50s was drawing attention to herself.

The incident in the Grange happened on Wednesday at 1855 GMT.

She was wearing a dark headscarf with pink flowers tied under her chin, a dark red coat and thick-framed round glasses.

The man who was driving the car was described as 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 car drove off into Salisbury Place.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman 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."

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