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Police fear charity worker has come to harm

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Emma Faulds has not been seen for 10 days

Police fear a popular charity worker has come to harm after going missing 10 days ago.

Emma Faulds, who is a childcare worker for Kibble, disappeared from her home in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, on 28 April and has not been seen since.

A search is being carried out at a house in Monkton as police search for clues as to her whereabouts.

Emma’s car, which was recovered outside her home, has been removed by officers and is undergoing a full forensic examination.

Det Ch Insp 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.

"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."

Kibble chief executive Jim Gillespie said: “Our thoughts are with Emma’s family at this time, and we hope and pray for her safe return. She has been with us for 12 years and has an exemplary record, as well as being very popular with colleagues and the young people in her care.”

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.

Supporters are using the hashtag #FindEmma to remind others she is still missing.