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Police / People asked to check outbuildings as search for missing woman continues

PEOPLE in Shetland are being asked to check their outbuildings, garages and garden sheds as a search for a missing woman continues.

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Sharon O’Neill, 46, was last seen in Lerwick near the ferry terminal on Holmsgarth Road on Sunday evening.

Further enquiries by the police have revealed that O’Neill was last seen around 7pm and not 5.30pm as previously thought.

On Monday the coastguard and Lerwick lifeboat assisted the search for O’Neill, with efforts continuing today (Tuesday).

O’Neill is around five foot five inches tall, with light brown hair and glasses. When last seen, she was wearing jeans and a black coat.

Police said extensive enquiries have been carried out to locate her, but she has yet to be traced.

Inspector Sam Greshon said: “No-one has seen or heard from Sharon and our concern is growing. Her family is understandably worried.

“I would ask people on the island to check their outbuildings, garages and garden sheds in case Sharon has sought shelter. If anyone has any information about Sharon, then please contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland via 101, quoting incident number 0788 of Monday, 14 November, 2022.

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