Family of missing vulnerable East Lothian mum launch desperate appeal to find her

The family of a missing mother from East Lothian have appealed to the public to help trace her.

Sunday, 29th December 2019, 10:22 am
Updated Sunday, 29th December 2019, 10:39 am

Audrey Colquhoun, of Prestongrange Terrace, Prestonpans, was last seen by her family at her home around 9.20am on Friday, December 27 and reported missing to police on Saturday.

The 52-year-old's son, Owen Booth-Colquhoun took to social media to share the news. He said Audrey normally takes medication, but she hasn't taken any of it with her.

Owen wrote on Facebook: "My mum has been missing since yesterday morning and hasn’t been in contact with anyone since.

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Audrey Colquhoun, 52. Picture: Police Scotland
Audrey Colquhoun, 52. Picture: Police Scotland

"If anyone has seen her could you please get in touch with one of us as she hasn’t taken any of her medication with her.

"We are all just worried and want to know that she is safe and well."

Audrey is described as white, around 5ft 6 inches in height and of medium build with shoulder-length blonde hair. She also wears glasses.

Audrey's daughter, Mikhaella Booth-Colquhoun, said the family are "devastated" and that her mother suffers from a "major depressive order."

Mikhaella wrote on Facebook: "I can’t believe I’m having to write this, but has anyone seen my mum Audrey Booth also known as Dolene Booth?

"She was last seen on the 27th and left early morning abruptly - she left a note but it was vague and gave no details of where she was going or why.

"My family and I are extremely concerned as it has been well over 24 hours since she was last seen and had contact with anyone.

"We do not know what state she is in mentally as she does suffer from major depressive order. Her phone has been turned off and there is no way of getting in contact with her.

"We just want to know if she’s ok and want her to return home safe."

She added: "We just want her home, all of us are devastated."

Inspector Helen Miller from Haddington Police Station said: “Audrey has not been missing before and it is out of character for her not to keep in contact with her family and friends and we are becoming increasingly concerned for her wellbeing.

“At this time, I would urge anyone with information on Audrey’s whereabouts or for Audrey herself to contact Haddington Police Station through 101 quoting reference number 1477 of 28th December.”