COASTGUARD teams have been helping police to search for a missing woman from Aberdeenshire as concerns over her safety grow.

Margaret Inczedi, 50, was most recently seen walking in the Berryhill Road area of Newtonhill around 6.30am on Saturday.

Police have encouraged members of the public to check their sheds and outbuildings in case Ms Inczedi has sought shelter inside.

Specialist officers along with HM Coastguard are continuing to search the nearby area.

She is described as being 5ft 3in tall, of slim build with dark red hair and is believed to be wearing a grey hooded top and black jogging bottoms.

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Sergeant John McOuat of Stonehaven Police Station said: “We remain very concerned for Margaret’s welfare and this only increases as time passes.

“I would urge anyone who believes they may have seen her at any time since Saturday morning to get in touch.

“I would also urge local residents to be vigilant and if you have a shed or outbuilding where someone could seek shelter please check this and report anything of note to us.

“You can call 101, quoting reference 1360 of May 13 2023.”