Tayside and Central Scotland

Blairgowrie appeal over 'upset' girl seen on her own

Police are trying to trace a girl seen in Blairgowrie in an "apparently upset state".

The girl - who is thought to be between five and six years old - was seen near the Blairgowrie Recreational Centre on Beeches Road at about 09:20.

She appeared to be on her own and was spotted just minutes later by another member of the public behind Newhill Primary School.

The girl had blonde hair and was wearing a pink jacket.

Police said she was also carrying a pink schoolbag and was possibly wearing pink snow boots with a furry rim.

Sgt Andrew Ness said: "We are appealing for information from the public to trace this young girl to check that she is okay.

"Additionally, we are asking that the member of the public who reported the sighting to Newhill Primary School contacts Police Scotland on 101 in order to assist us with our inquiry."

A woman walking a dog is believed to have been on the footpath near the school at the time of the sighting.

The officer added: "We are liaising with both schools and the nursery in the area and can advise that no child is unaccounted for, however we are keen to establish the full circumstances of the child being seen alone and would urge anyone with information to contact us."

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