DETECTIVES searching for a Renfrewshire charity worker who has been missing for over a week say they are growing 'increasingly concerned' for her wellbeing. 

The disappearance of Emma Faulds, a member of staff at the Kibble care centre, in Paisley, is said to be "out of character". 

She was last seen on Sunday, April 28, and officers have since searched a number of home and vehicles in the Ayrshire village of Monkton, with one property believed to belong to one of Emma's friends. 

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The home was cordoned off by police yesterday with specialist search dogs brought in to aid the effort. 

The Gazette: Forensic officers cordoned off a house in Ayrshire yesterday, believed to belong to a friend of Emma's Forensic officers cordoned off a house in Ayrshire yesterday, believed to belong to a friend of Emma's

In a fresh appeal to members of the public, police chiefs say Emma's family are 'distraught' by her disapperance. 

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Fergus, who is leading this inquiry, said: “I am deeply concerned that there has been no contact from Emma.  She comes from a loving and close-knit family and is constantly in touch with them. 

"She also cares for her dog and she would never just leave him without ensuring he is being cared for. Given that there has been no contact from her, I cannot rule out the possibility that she may have come to harm.

The Gazette: Emma's distinctive blue BMW Emma's distinctive blue BMW

“We continue to speak to Emma’s family and friends and people who know Emma in the hope that they can provide information which would assist us.  Members of the public are also providing information which is currently being assessed and I’m grateful for their contribution."

Emma lives in Kilmarnock but has strong ties to Paisley and the wider Renfrewshire area. 

She drives a blue BMW and other motorists are being urged to check for dashcam footage of her and cops have revealed the car was outside her address at 7.30am on Monday, April 29. 

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DCI Fergus added: “I’m still keen to hear from anyone who may have seen Emma’s blue BMW between Monkton and Kilmarnock. 

"It has a personalised registration, F5 EMA, please think back, did you see this car and where did you see it?"

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

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