PROPERTIES are being searched by police in a bid to find a Renfrewshire charity worker who has been missing for more than a week. 

Kibble carer Emma Faulds, 39, left her dog at home then disappeared, sparking a police hunt last Monday.

Officers have since searched a number of homes and vehicles in Monkton, near Prestwick, where Emma was last seen.

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It comes as police cordoned off a home yesterday in village believed to be linked to a friend of Emma and searched the surrounding areas.

Relatives have described Emma’s disappearance as being “out of character”.

The Kibble worker lives in Kilmarnock, but has strong ties to Paisley and the wider Renfrewshire area.

Volunteer-led searches have been carried out in a bid to find her.

Emma drives a blue BMW and other motorists are being urged to check dashcam footage for her.

She went missing near her home around 8am on Monday last week, and her family have had no contact with her.

They have been running an online campaign to keep her disappearance at the top of social media feeds.

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Emma is white, around 5 ft. 3 inches tall, with a slim, athletic build, long blonde hair, a pale complexion and blue eyes. 

Her car has been removed by officers and is undergoing a full forensic examination.
Specialist officers have been searching areas and properties in the Monkton area, including two cars which are also being examined.

Detective Chief Inspector, Martin Fergus, from Police Scotland’s Major Investigations Team said: "Emma is in constant contact with her family and friends and the fact that she has not been heard from is alarming.

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"Emma also has a dog, a west highland terrier, and she would never leave it for any length of time without ensuring someone is able to look after it.

"We are liaising with Emma’s family and we now believe that she may have come to harm."

Anyone with information is asked to call MIT officers at Kilmarnock Police Station via 101, quoting incident number 2412 of Tuesday, April 30.

Alternatively, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where you can give information anonymously.

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