Appeal for help to trace missing Giffnock teen

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Officers are appealing for the assistance of the public to trace a 15 year-old girl who is missing from the Giffnock area of Glasgow.

April Polat (15) who lives in Giffnock was last seen around 12.20pm today (Wednesday 21 November) as she left her school on Stewarton Road, Newton Mearns.

She headed off in the direction of Stewarton Road towards Barrhead Road.

April – who has Asperger Syndrome – is around 5ft 1 in height and of medium build with long dark-coloured hair. When she was last seen she was wearing a light-coloured hooded jacket, white jeans, pink Converse trainers and a red scarf. She was carrying a black bag.

PC Nicola Fisher of Giffnock Police Office said: “April has been missing before, but usually returns within a couple of hours, so given the time that has passed we are becoming increasingly concerned for her safety.

“Enquiries and searches are ongoing to trace April and we would urge anyone with any information on her whereabouts to contact Giffnock Police Office through 101 quoting reference number 1481 of 21st November.”