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There has been a possible sighting of a missing 11-year-old girl in Galashiels, police confirmed.
Kaitlyn Easson was last seen at around 5.45pm on Sunday at the Interchange in the town centre.
Police said they have a possible further sighting of her walking alone in Melrose Road around 10 minutes later, close to the Queen Centre sports facility, heading in the direction of her home.
There have been no other confirmed sightings since then.
Police Scotland said her disappearance is ‘very out of character’.
Kaitlyn Easson was last confirmed to have been seen at around 5.45pm on Sunday at the Interchange in Galashiels
Police said they have a possible further sighting of Kaitlyn walking alone in Melrose Road, close to the Queen Centre sports facility, heading in the direction of her home
She is described as being around 5ft 2in, of slim build with long blonde hair.
When last seen, she was wearing a white jumper, brown trousers and boots.
A police helicopter, mountain rescue have joined the search to trace her, while police area also are making door-to-door inquiries.
A public appeal has been launched as detectives continue to search for the girl in the area.
Inspector Robbie Noble said: ‘This is very out of character for Kaitlyn and we are growing increasingly concerned for her.
’Our enquiries are ongoing to trace her and I am appealing for anyone who has seen Kaitlyn or who has any information on her whereabouts to contact us.
’We would also appeal to Kaitlyn herself to get in touch to let us know she is safe.’
Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting reference 3314 of 5 February, 2023.
Central Scotland Police Chief Superintendent Catriona Paton speaking to the media outside Galashiels Police Station as the search continues for missing 11-year-old Kaitlyn Easson
A river search on Gala Water took place as emergency services look for the 11-year-old
Police officers on patrol along Melrose Road in the area near to Gala Park, Galashiels