Police Appeal For Help Finding Missing Betty Brown

Picture of Betty Brown supplied to police by her family - it was taken around two years ago and her appearance may have changed slightly

By Cara Sulieman

FEARS are growing over the safety of an Edinburgh woman missing from her home for more than a fortnight.

Friends and family haven’t heard from Betty Brown since Saturday May 22.

Betty – sometimes also known as Elizabeth Hunt – was last seen leaving a relative’s house in the Firhill Park area on May 22 for a bus back home to her home in Gorgie.

The 55-year-old was next spotted on CCTV in the Sainsbury’s store in Westfield Road, Gorgie on Wednesday May 26.

Police say that concern is now growing for the woman.

The last CCTV image of Betty in Sainsbury’s show her wearing dark clothing with her fair hair tied back.

Betty was reported missing on Tuesday when worried relatives still couldn’t get in touch with her after more than a week.

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Pensioner left out in cold by ambulance

Betty Henry with her husband John at a wedding last year.

By Cara Sulieman

A PENSIONER was left in the freezing cold waiting for an ambulance after tripping and breaking her ankle, despite passer bys making SIX 999 calls.

It was over an hour before help finally arrived for 75-year-old Betty Henry, who had just got off the bus before tripping on a pothole on Clermiston Road in Edinburgh.

Members of the public who rushed to her aid were repeatedly told by the ambulance that it was not “an emergency”, despite the fact that the usually active pensioner could not move and started to shake in the cold.

Meanwhile, Mrs Henry’s daughter Barbara Balfour, was waiting to hear which hospital her mum would be taken to before setting off from her Haddington home.

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