Officers in Edinburgh are appealing for assistance as they seek to trace a missing Russian student.
Yulia Solodyankina (22) was last seen at Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow, around 4.55pm on Friday 7th June. She may be in the Kintyre peninsula.
CCTV footage taken in South Bridge in Edinburgh earlier that day – above – shows her wearing a dark coat with belt, dark shoulder bag, a red and orange coloured scarf, grey trousers, and brown shoes with white laces.
We have cropped the face from the photograph above to give more visual detail, even though the photograph is of low quality.
Officers believe that she boarded a bus following this sighting, with the most likely destinations being either Fort William or Inverness, where police have been carrying out local inquiries in order to trace her.
Inquiries have also been made in other areas she may have travelled to by bus, including Largs, Campbeltown, Ardrishaig and Oban.
Yulia, who speaks fluent English with a strong Russian accent, is described as 5ft 6ins tall, with a small mole on her left cheek. Her ears are pierced and she wears a number of rings on her fingers, in particular a distinctive thumb ring, shaped like a small spoon.
Chief Inspector Mark Patterson, from Police Scotland, says: ‘Yulia was last seen on CCTV at Buchanan Street bus station, and from there we think she may have travelled either to the Highlands, or to Argyll and Bute.
‘Our belief is based on previous visits that Yulia made to some of these areas, along with the destinations of buses that left from Buchanan Street station around the time she arrived there from Edinburgh on Friday, June 7.
‘It is now almost a month since Yulia was last seen, and we remain keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard from her since she went missing.
In particular we want to speak to anyone in the areas where Yulia may have travelled to by bus from Glasgow, who thinks that they may have seen her.’
We have been sent a link to a photograph of Yulia that does not open for us – but we hope to get an image of her and will publish it as soon as possible.
She may be working in a bar, cafe, hotel or shop. She will be staying somewhere. You may see her on the street.
If any person has information in relation to Yulia, they can contact the police on telephone number 101, or via their local police office.