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Hazel North: Police search garden and house in Kilmarnock

Hazel North Image copyright BBC - police handout
Image caption Hazel North was last seen by her sister on 4 March

Police investigating the disappearance of a woman from Dunfermline are searching a house and garden in Kilmarnock.

Hazel North, 19, from the Cairneyhill area of Dunfermline, was last seen by her sister on 4 March. She said she was going to see a friend in Kilmarnock.

Police forensic teams have been searching a house and garden in Northcraig Road, Kilmarnock.

Officers have been on the scene since 06:00 on Friday.

Police Scotland said inquiries were ongoing in Dunfermline and Kilmarnock to trace Ms North.

Image caption Police have been at the house in Northcraig Road for most of the day

She was described as being 5ft 8in tall and of slim build with a fair complexion. She has shoulder-length blonde hair.

Anyone with information regarding Ms North's whereabouts, or who may have seen her since Tuesday 4 March, is asked to contact Police Scotland.