A POLICE chief inspector has sent out a direct plea to a missing Easter Ross teenager, asking her to get in touch to let her family know she is safe.
Sixteen-year-old Moyra Liz As-Chainey was last seen at her home in Edderton on Wednesday at 8.30am and since then a major search has been launched to try to find her.
As the search for her resumed today (Friday), Chief Inspector Matthew Reiss stressed that Moyra’s family and friends were very worried about her.
He also thanked the public for their "tremendous response" to appeals to help find the Tain Royal Academy pupil.
Chief Inspector Reiss, said: "There is increasing concern for Moyra’s safety and I would just like to say to Moyra - please get in touch. You are not in any trouble, we just want to know where you are and that you are safe and well. Your family and friends are very worried about you."
He added: "I would like to thank all those involved in the searches and especially members of the public, who are assisting in trying to find Moyra. There has been a tremendous response locally and to our Facebook appeal and I am very grateful for that."
The police-led searches, which involve multi-agency partners including dogs, will be concentrating on the Edderton area today.
Moyra is described as being about 5’7" in height, with long brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a navy fleece, black leggings and UGG boots.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Moyra is asked to contact Tain Police on 01862 893852 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.