Husband pleads for missing wife to come home

Linda MacDougall Linda MacDougall was wearing a shiny black padded jacket

The husband of a woman missing for almost a week has appealed for her to come home.

Linda MacDougall, 56, was last seen at her home in Arns Grove, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, at about 07:30 on Wednesday.

Police are asking householders in the area to check their garages, sheds and out-buildings for any sign of her.

Husband Willie said: "Linda, please come home, get in touch. All the family are missing you and love you."

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We believe local people have a key part to play in helping us trace her”

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The message was issued on Mr MacDougall's behalf by Central Scotland Police and Insp Charlie Mitchell added: "Linda has been missing for nearly a week and extensive inquiries have failed to provide a positive sighting.

'Increasingly concerned'

"We believe local people have a key part to play in helping us trace her and are asking all householders, particularly those in the Claremont area of Alloa, to check any garages, garden sheds and out-buildings.

"Linda's family is growing increasingly concerned and her husband, Willie, is anxious for any positive news."

Mrs MacDougall is around 5ft with greying blonde hair.

She was last seen wearing a three-quarter-length shiny black padded jacket, blue jeans and glasses.

Mrs MacDougall may be carrying a light-coloured, two-handled Susino shopping bag decorated with pink and red love hearts.

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