POLICE have launched a search for a missing woman who was last seen leaving hospital on Christmas Eve. 

A woman claiming to be a 26-year-old by the name of Jessica Walker attended Monklands Hospital in Airdrie. 

She arrived at the site's Accident and Emergency Department at around 2.30am on Christmas Eve, before leaving via the main entrance of the hospital at around 9.20am the same day. 

She has not been seen since. 

Police believe that Jessica Walker may be an alias for Amy Paul, from the North East of England. 

She is described as white, around 5ft 4ins tall, medium build, with blond hair that was in a ponytail and speaks with a Newcastle accent. 

When last seen Jessica was wearing a black jacket over a light blue hospital gown and black boots.

Anyone who has seen Jessica, or who knows of her whereabouts, is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 0896 of 24 December.