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Russian student Yulia Solodyankina appeal renewed

Yulia Solodyankina
Image caption Yulia Solodyankina went missing ahead of her graduation

Police investigating the disappearance of a Russian student have made a renewed appeal for information, two months after her last sighting.

Yulia Solodyankina, 22, went missing on 7 June, shortly before she was due to graduate from Edinburgh University.

The charity Missing People is this week highlighting her disappearance through a network of digital message boards across Scotland.

Yulia was last seen on CCTV at Buchanan Street bus station in Glasgow.

She is believed to have travelled by bus to the north or far west of Scotland, with police saying the most likely destinations were either Fort William or Inverness.

Public help

Ch Insp Mark Patterson, of Police Scotland, said: "Our investigation has established that Yulia left Edinburgh of her own accord, and we do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

"Since she was reported missing we have carried out extensive inquires across Scotland, most recently in the north and far west of the country, where we believe she may have travelled from Buchanan Street bus station on Friday 7 June.

"Unfortunately we have been unable to establish her destination, and we are relying on new information from the public that can help us to open up new potential lines of inquiry."

Ms Solodyankina, who speaks fluent English with a strong Russian accent, is 5ft 6in, with a small mole on her left cheek.

Her ears are pierced and she wears a number of rings on her fingers, including a distinctive thumb ring, shaped like a small spoon.

She was last seen wearing a dark coat with a belt, a dark shoulder bag, a red and orange scarf, grey trousers and brown shoes with white laces.

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