THE teenage daughter of a Girvan woman, who has been missing for more than six months, fought back tears today as she appealed for her mum to get in touch.

Alannah McGrory, 18, told how she is desperate for news of her mother Patricia Henry, who hasn't been seen by family or friends since November 13 last year.

Today, at a press conference at Paisley Police Station, she said: "I hope that, by coming here today, someone will come forward with even the smallest piece of information that could help trace my mum.

"My mum is known as Patti to some people and I'm worried about her. She has never been so long without getting in touch.

"If you have any idea where my mum could be or if you've seen her since she was last reported missing, please let the police know.

"Mum, if you see this, please let me know you're okay."

When reported missing previously, Patricia had gone on holiday and not returned but her passport has not been used in the last six months, police said.

She had mentioned places in the UK that she might like to visit and officers are working with colleagues across the country to try to trace her.

Patricia is described as 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build and with collar-length brown hair.

She has a tattoo of two clouds and her name on her left leg and a tattoo of a dolphin on her hip.

Anyone who has information on her whereabouts is asked to call the police urgently on 101.