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Police probe into child abduction
Molly and Louise Campbell
Molly pictured with her mother Louise Campbell
Police have launched an investigation following the possible abduction of a 12-year-old girl in the Western Isles.

Molly Campbell, also known as Misbah Iram Ahmed Rana, was collected from school by her sister and taken to Stornoway Airport.

The pair met Molly's father at Glasgow Airport, where the three boarded a flight for Lahore, Pakistan.

Police say they are anxious to reunite Molly with her mother, who is her legal guardian, in Stornoway.

Molly was last seen at 1050 BST on Friday within the grounds of the Nicolson Institute, Stornoway.

She is thought to have been in Lewis for just nine months and only began school there a couple of weeks ago.

She is described as 5ft 4in tall, of medium build, with shoulder length, dark hair with a sallow complexion.

It is understood she was met at the school by her sister Tahmina.

We will be doing all we can over the coming days to ensure Molly is reunited with her mother as soon as possible
Chief Inspector Murdo Fraser

Molly's father, Sajad Ahmed Rana, is known to have visited Stornoway on Thursday and left the same day bound for Glasgow.

Police said Molly flew to Glasgow Airport on Friday with her sister.

Accompanied by her sister and father she then boarded a flight for Lahore, Pakistan, which stopped at Dubai en route.

It is believed they were on the Emirates flight number EK026 which left Glasgow at 1455 BST on Friday and arrived at Dubai at 2120 BST, before travelling on to Lahore.

It is known her father resides in Lahore, although Molly may be with other relatives in Karachi.

Police are working closely with Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council), Interpol and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service.

Welfare paramount

Area commander in the Western Isles, Ch Insp Murdo Fraser, said: "Incidents such as this are extremely rare in the Western Isles. It is important to underline that this is an isolated family incident.

"We will be doing all we can over the coming days to ensure Molly is reunited with her mother as soon as possible."

He added that Molly's welfare was paramount and appealed for members of the public who may have seen Molly, her sister or her father in the Stornoway area - particularly taxi drivers who may have taken them to the airport - to come forward.

Officers also want to hear from anyone who travelled on the same flights as Molly, her father or her sister.

Molly had recently moved to Nicolson Institute where head teacher Derek Curran said she was a "valued member of the school community".

He added: "We are talking to her friends and fellow pupils today and where required we will be making support procedures available."


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