Police continue search for missing Montrose woman Lorraine McRae

CCTV photograph of Lorraine McRae in Subway in Montrose on the day she went missing
CCTV photograph of Lorraine McRae in Subway in Montrose on the day she went missing

Police officers are continuing to search for missing Montrose woman Lorraine McRae.

More than two weeks have passed since the last confirmed sighting of the 51-year-old at Montrose Railway Station on Monday, November 3.

Lorraine McRae

Lorraine McRae

Although she was seen on the southbound platform at around 5 p.m., Lorraine did not board a train that day, and her activities following that time are still unknown.

Assisted greatly by the response from the public appeals, police officers have already made extensive enquiries in the Montrose, Aberdeen and Peterhead areas, where she has spent much of her time.

Along with police search dogs, British Transport Police and the Coastguard, officers have carried out detailed searches in the Montrose area.

Posters and leaflets have also been distributed door to door throughout the community to encourage people to come forward with any further information they might have that would assist officers with their enquiries.

Chief Inspector Gordon Milne, Angus Area Commander, said: “Lorraine has a daily routine that includes visiting Montrose Library, Lloyds the Chemist, the Montrose High Street Post Office and the Subway food shop. Indeed she was known to have visited these locations on the day she went missing. She is well known in the Montrose area and her disappearance is completely out of character.

“Around a year ago, Lorraine moved to her flat in Hill Street, Montrose, having previously lived in the Aberdeen and Peterhead areas.

“Police have spoken with numerous friends, associates and extended family members who are equally concerned as they have not seen or heard from her and it is very worrying indeed. With each passing day concerns for her welfare continue to increase and any information that can be provided is vital.

“Lorraine is about five feet tall in height and is very slim build. At the time she was last seen her hair was very distinctive, her natural dark brown hair is dyed blonde and the colour is growing out. She 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.

“I want to thank the public for their response so far, however officers will be grateful for any further information that you can provide that might help in tracing Lorraine.

“Please get in contact with Police Scotland on 101 with any information, no matter if it seems unimportant - the information you give could be essential to our enquiries. If you wish to speak to someone anonymously please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”