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Police search for missing Paisley teenager Louise Kerr

Louise Kerr Image copyright Police Scotland
Image caption Louise Kerr has been missing from her home since Tuesday

Police have launched a large-scale search for a teenager who has disappeared from her home town in Paisley.

Louise Kerr, 18, has been missing since about 10:30 on Tuesday 3 June when her father found she had left the family house.

An extensive search involving the Police Scotland helicopter and police dogs has been unable to trace her.

Her family and police are becoming increasingly worried for her safety.

Ms Kerr is described as white, 5ft 4in tall and of a stocky build. She has blue eyes, with long, almost waist length, brown straight hair, which she usually wears in a ponytail.

She is believed to be wearing a dark blue zip-up hooded top with cream furry lining within the hood, black leggings, blue denim shorts, black Doc Martin style boots with small gold flower patterns and purple laces.

'Unlike her'

Officers believe while that Ms Kerr does not have a mobile phone, she does have access to money.

It is possible that she may be in the Edinburgh area as she has been found near to Lochend Park in the past.

Ch Insp Robert Kennedy said: "She has been dealing with a couple of personal issues recently and although she likes to keep herself to herself, it is very unlike her to not be in contact with her family.

"She is quite well known locally and I would ask people in the area to keep an eye out for her - even check their garden sheds or outhouses just in case she is there."

He added: "We'd like Louise to know she isn't in any trouble and no-one will be angry or upset with her. Her family and my officers just want to make sure she is safe and well."

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