Police are investigating two incidents, one in Glasgow and the other in Renfrew, that may be linked to the disappearance of a young Renfrew woman.
On Friday 11th March around 7.40pm, emergency services responded to reports that a young woman was in the River Clyde close to the Broomielaw near the King George V Bridge, Glasgow.
Two men jumped in the Clyde after her to help followed by police and emergency services but she was never found.
Later in the evening, around 11.40pm, 18-year-old Sarah Goldie, from Renfrew, was reported missing by her family.
She had left her home around 11am on Friday morning to go to Renfrew Town Centre and then into Glasgow City Centre. Her bag was found near to the area where the young woman entered the Clyde was last seen.
Sarah is described as white, 5 ft 6 in height, of medium build, with brown eyes and sandy/strawberry blond straight hair. She was wearing a khaki green Parka type jacket with a fur hood. She was carrying a cherry red coloured handbag.
Officers searched the area using torches from a police boat and a helicopter was dispatched to help, and the woman’s image was not caught on CCTV, making it difficult to identify her.
Chief Inspector Mark Sutherland from Glasgow City Centre Police Office, said: “Sarah left home about 1100 on Friday morning. We now know that later in the evening, she took a taxi from Glasgow to Renfrew and was dropped off in the Torridon Drive area.
“About an hour and forty minutes later, at 1940 hours, police received a call about a young woman in the River Clyde and that’s also when Sarah’s bag was found.
“Officers have been checking CCTV but an image of the woman who entered the water has not been captured, so at this time, we cannot confirm that it was Sarah.
“A number of people came to help when the woman fell in, and we have spoken to most of them, however, we are keen to speak to the driver of a white 4×4 vehicle, possibly a Range Rover ‘Evoque’, who stopped at the time and also to the woman who handed in Sarah’s bag.
“As we say, at this time we cannot link the two definitively, however, we are keen to find out about Sarah’s movements between the 1800 hours and 1940 hours on Friday evening.
“If you were in the area and saw the young woman near to or enter the River Clyde, or if you have any information as to Sarah’s whereabouts, then please contact police via 101.”