Alice Byrne: Search still ongoing to find missing Portobello woman who disappeared after leaving a New Year's Day party

Police in Edinburgh are continuing to search for missing woman, Alice Byrne, who was last seen leaving a party in Portobello on New Year’s Day.

Wednesday, 5th January 2022, 12:27 pm

Officers issued an official appeal on Tuesday asking the public for help to trace the 28-year-old, saying that it was very “out of character” for her not to keep in contact with her family and friends.

Ms Bryne was last seen by her family at around 2am on Saturday, January 1, when she said she was heading to a beach party to celebrate the New Year.

She later met friends in Marlborough Street and left a flat there at around 10am.

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Ms Byrne has been described as white, around 5ft 6in tall, medium sized with short black hair.

When last seen she was wearing an orange jacket, black top, black jeans and white trainers. She was carrying a black rucksack.

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Inspector Keith Scott said: “It is out of character for Alice not to keep in contact with her family and friends. We are becoming increasingly concerned for her wellbeing and we are working to trace her as soon as possible to ensure that she is safe and well.

Alice Byrne: Search still ongoing to find missing Portobello woman who disappeared after leaving a New Year's Day party

"Searches and enquiries have been ongoing since she was reported missing, and we are now asking the public for any assistance they can provide.

“I would urge anyone who has seen Alice since Sunday morning, or anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible.”

If you have any information on Ms Byrne’s whereabouts you should contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 0647 of January 2.

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Alice Byrne: Search still ongoing to find missing Portobello woman who disappeared after leaving a New Year's Day party

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