Glasgow & West Scotland

Search after woman seen on bridge over River Gryffe

Strathclyde Police helicopter
Image caption The Strathclyde Police helicopter is involved in the search

A police search is under way in Renfrewshire after reports that a young woman was seen standing on a bridge.

The woman, who is described as aged between 16 and 20, was seen standing on the bridge over the River Gryffe, on Main Street, Bridge of Weir at 02:30.

Police said they were concerned for the woman's welfare but there was nothing to suggest she had gone into the water.

A search of the river and surrounding area, involving the police helicopter and dog unit, is ongoing.

Police said they had been alerted to the incident on the bridge, on the A761, by a concerned member of the public.

Woman's description

The young woman is described as white and had dyed blonde hair which was tied back.

She was wearing a dark blue jacket or tracksuit top with Paul's Boutique on the back and grey or light-coloured trousers.

Insp Willie Paterson, of Strathclyde Police, said: "Extensive inquiries have been carried out since we received the call earlier this morning to try and locate this young woman and establish her identity, as clearly we are concerned for her welfare.

"Although there is nothing to suggest that she has gone into the water, searches are being carried out in the River Gryffe and the surrounding area.

"I must also stress that no-one matching this description has been reported missing."

Insp Paterson urged anyone with information to contact police.

He added: "I would urge anyone who may have seen this young woman earlier today in the Bridge of Weir area, or indeed the woman herself to come forward to police so that we can make sure she is safe."