CCTV image of missing Montrose woman released

CCTV image of Lorraine McRae taken in Subway, Montrose High Street, on Monday, November 3 - the last day she was seen
CCTV image of Lorraine McRae taken in Subway, Montrose High Street, on Monday, November 3 - the last day she was seen

Police Scotland have released at a CCTV image of missing Montrose woman Lorraine McRae taken on the day she was last seen.

In appealing for further information to trace the missing 51-year-old, Police Scotland has released an image of the Montrose woman, taken from Subway in the High Street last Monday (November 3).

Chief Inspector Gordon Milne, Angus Area Commander said police are extremely concerned for her well-being.

He said: “Seven days have now passed since Lorraine was last seen or heard from and we are now very worried about her.

“We know she was last seen on the southbound platform of Montrose Railway Station at 5 p.m on last Monday (November 23) and we know she did not board a train.

“She has not been in contact with any of her friends that we know about, and has not been seen in any of the places she goes to on almost a daily basis.

“Lorraine is originally from the Aberdeen and Peterhead areas and moved to her flat in Hill Street, Montrose about 12 months ago. She is a quiet and relatively private person, her daily routine involves visits to the Montrose Library, Lloyds the Chemist, the Montrose High Street Post Office and the Subway food shop.

“She is well known in the town centre and although not many people would know her name, they would recognise her instantly as she was always cheery and spoke in the passing.

“Last Monday we know Lorraine was wearing a white jacket with a fur trimmed hood, blue skinny-leg jeans and white trainers. She was carrying a light coloured canvas hand-bag over her shoulder. She is about five feet tall in height and is very slim build. Her hair is quite distinctive, it is longer than shoulder length and her natural brown colour has grown through, leaving the bottom strands of her hair a dyed-blonde colour.

“Her disappearance is totally out of character and I ask that anybody who knows Lorraine or can help us find her, please get in touch with Police Scotland. All and any information is absolutely vital so please contact us, no matter how insignificant you think the information might be. All we want to do is make sure Lorraine is safe and well.”

The Review understands that a helicopter was used to search for Ms McRae over Rossie Island last night (Sunday, November 9) and that Police Scotland and British Transport Police, including the use of dog units, have been searching the area near the station and the railway line today (Monday, November 10).

Anyone with information that might assist officers in tracing Ms McRaw should contact Police Scotland on 101, and if they prefer, speak to Chief Inspector Gordon Milne direct.

Altnatively, anyone wishing to provide information anonymously should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.