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Samantha Wright appeal - CCTV footage released

posted 25 Aug 2009, 10:55 by myEdinburgh Admin
Lothian and Borders Police officers investigating the disappearance of 25-year-old Samantha Wright have released CCTV images of what are believed to be her last known movements.

The images were discovered through the course of the investigation, and were taken from CCTV cameras operating in the east end of Edinburgh city centre. They show Samantha walking in Hanover Street at the junction with Rose Street at 8.55pm on June 12, 2008, with a man who has yet to be identified.

This is believed to be the last known sighting of Samantha, originally of Stevenage, Hertfordshire. She has not made contact with friends or family since around the time she was last seen. Police are now extremely anxious to speak to the man featured in the footage, and are appealing for him to come forward.

Chief Inspector Paul Bullen said: "After many months of extensive enquiries and detailed searches, we still have no evidence as to Samantha's whereabouts or her welfare.

"Thanks to the hard work and diligence of officers investigating her disappearance, we were able to locate CCTV images of what are believed to be Samantha's last known movements.

"We are extremely keen to speak to the man pictured with Samantha in the footage, and would ask him to contact police immediately. We believe he could be a significant witness, and may have information about Samantha's demeanour and intentions on that evening."

Anyone with any information as to the identity of this male is asked to contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131 or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.