Search launched for missing 12-year-old girl who took a train five days ago and never came home

Missing Jamie-Lee Harvey

Jamie-Lee Harvey has been missing for five days

Police Scotland
Georgina Cutler

By Georgina Cutler

Published: 19/03/2023

- 10:22

Updated: 20/03/2023

- 07:51

The girl was last seen boarding a train towards Glasgow

A search is underway to trace a missing 12-year-old girl who was last seen five days ago.

Jamie-Lee Harvey was seen boarding a train towards Glasgow at around 3.30pm on Tuesday, March 14 at Ayr train station.

Police believe she may have gotten off the train in Irvine as she frequently visits the Irvine, Kilwinning and Saltcoats areas.

Searches are ongoing in Ayrshire as police liaise with officers in Glasgow city centre and British Transport Police.

Ayr train station

The 12-year-old was last seen at Ayr train station


She is also known to travel to the Union Street area of Glasgow.

The 12-year-old is described as 5ft in height and of medium build with long, light, brown hair.

She was last seen wearing black clothing including a padded jacket, jumper, leggings and trainers.

Police Scotland urge anyone with information to come forward.

Inspector Alex Beagrie of Irvine Police Station said: “Although Jamie-Lee has been reported missing before, she has never been away for this length of time.

“She is only 12 years of age and she has not been seen since Tuesday.

Police Scotland officer

Police are urging anyone with information to come forward


“We are very concerned.

“Searches and enquiries are ongoing to trace her as soon as possible to ensure that she is safe and well.

“If you have seen Jamie-Lee since Tuesday morning or if you have any information regarding her whereabouts, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible through101quoting incident number 2277 of March 14, 2023.”

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