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Missing woman may have been recorded in dashcam footage

Jade McGrath Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Jade McGrath went missing last week

Police have made a renewed appeal for help to trace a missing woman.

Jade McGrath, who is 19 and from the Aviemore area, was last seen in the Leachkin Road area of Inverness on Wednesday afternoon.

Police said she may have been recorded in vehicle dashcam footage while she was in Leachkin, General Booth or King Brude road from about 13:30.

Ms McGrath is described as being about 5ft 1in tall and of slim build, with platinum blonde hair and blue eyes.

She was wearing a light grey turtle neck top, parka jacket, black leggings and black and white Nike trainers.

Police said she was considered to be vulnerable.

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Image caption Police have asked people to check their sheds in case Ms McGrath has sought shelter

Searches involving police, mountain rescue teams, the coastguard, dogs and a helicopter were made over the weekend, and continued on Monday.

Insp James Rice said: "Extensive efforts are still ongoing to find Jade including CCTV and house-to-house enquiries alongside intelligence-led work to piece together her movements.

"We have received numerous sightings from the public - all of which I am grateful for and we continue to work through all information provided by the public.

"Our last confirmed sighting is still at Leachkin Road last Wednesday and I would urge anyone who saw Jade on this day or since then to please get in touch as soon as possible."

The officer urged residents of Inverness to check their sheds and outbuildings for Ms McGrath in case she had sought shelter.

Insp Rice said: "We are still keeping in close contact with Jade's family who are well aware of the challenges of some of the woodland areas we have been searching.

"To Jade - I still appeal for you to come forward if you see this appeal. You are not in any trouble - we all just want to make sure you are OK."

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