Emergency services in search for Nora, 86

Update at 8.25pm: Nora was found by local residents who were searching for her – see story here.

Police are appealing for help in their search for a vulnerable 86 year-old woman who has gone missing from Kilcreggan.

Missing: Nora Nickman
Missing: Nora Nickman

Annie Nora Hickman, known as Nora, was reported missing from her home on Shore Road at 10.30am today, Thursday October 16.

Care workers called at her home around 9.30am and found she was missing.

They immediately contacted family members and police were called. Since then, an extensive search has been ongoing in an effort to trace her.

She is described as: 5’ tall, grey wavy hair and slightly stout build. She walks with the aid of a walking stick. It is believed that she maybe wearing a light coloured jacket.

Inspector Paul Robertson of Police Scotland at Helensburgh Police Office said: “Mrs Hickman suffers from Alzheimer’s and she does not go out on her own. Concern is mounting for her safety and wellbeing due to her age and medical condition.

“Her carers attend regularly and last saw her at 7.30pm on Wednesday evening. We believe that she was home overnight as the house is alarmed, and that she left sometime after 7am this morning.

“A full scale search is ongoing, involving police, members of the dog branch and helicopter unit. Officers from the Military of Defence are also providing assistance in an effort to trace her.

“I would appeal to everyone in the area of Kilcreggan or further afield to notify police if they see someone answering Nora Hickman’s description. I would also ask people to keep an eye out for her and report any sightings immediately.”

Any person who has seen Mrs Hickman or any knowledge of her whereabouts is asked to call 101.

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