Man hunt launched for missing Cumbernauld teen

Written by Scott Campbell, Cumbernauld Media's Senior Reporter.

Published at 16:19 on 12 July 2015

Police    Crime

Police launched an appeal for information earlier this afternoon. Picture: Scott Campbell for Cumbernauld Media.

POLICE Scotland has issued an appeal this afternoon (12th July) in a bid to find a missing Cumbernauld teenager. 

Officers from Cumbernauld Police Station have issued an appeal for public information after 14-year-old Kildrum resident Gabby Paterson went missing this morning.

Police Scotland say that officers at Cumbernauld Police Station are continuing with their enquiries, and that as part of those enquires an appeal for information and assistance in locating the missing teenager has been issued.

14-year-old Gabby Paterson (pictured) from Braehead Road, in the Kildrum area of Cumbernauld was last seen at around 00:20 hours this morning, by her mother, at the family home. 

Gabby is described as around 5ft in height, of slim build with short dyed purple/red hair. 

Police say that when last seen, the youngster was wearing black skinny jeans, a black hoody with a purple star, a pale blue t-shirt with a cartoon dinosaur print and black trainers, with a red and gold trim. She also had a black hat with long mittens attached.

Constable Emma Ferrier, of Cumbernauld Police Office, is appealing to the public for assistance.

She said: “Given Gabby’s age family and friends are becoming increasingly concerned for her wellbeing the longer she is missing. She hasn’t been in touch with her family since she went missing.

“Gabby has gone missing before, and is known to frequent the areas of Pollok and Riddrie in Glasgow.

“I’d like to hear from anyone who may have any information on where Gabby is, so that we can locate her safe and well, Constable Ferrier added.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Cumbernauld Police Office on 101.