An urgent appeal has been launched to trace a woman missing from a hospital in Glasgow.

Police say concern is growing over the welfare of Karen Murphy, 53, who vanished from Gartnavel Hospital on Great Western Road at around 8pm on Monday evening.

She has not been seen or in contact with anyone since.

Karen is described as around 5ft4inchess tall with grey/blonde hair.

She was last seen wearing a khaki parka-style jacket with a fur hood and black trousers.

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She has previous connections to Dumbarton and West Dunbartonshire and may seek to travel to these areas and the Glasgow City Centre area.

Inspector Gavin Smith from Partick Police Station said: “As the passage of time increases we are becoming very concerned for her welfare and it is imperative that we trace her current whereabouts as soon as possible so that we know she is safe.

“I would ask anyone who has seen Karen in the past 24 hours, or has any information on her whereabouts, to get in touch with officers immediately.”

Those with information should contact Police Scotland on 101 and quote incident number 0058 of January 13.