Missing nurse discovered alive in boot of car

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A nurse who has been missing for more than a week was found alive in the boot of a car.

Magdeline Makola, 38, pictured, had not been seen since she left work at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary on 15 December. She was found in the car boot in Airdrie at noon on Boxing Day.

She was taken to Monklands Hospital in Airdrie for treatment to minor injuries. A police spokesman said: "Magdeline was discovered just after midday ... by officers from Lothian and Borders Police. She was reported missing by colleagues.

At the moment this inquiry is at its very early stages, and we need to establish the exact circumstances of how Magdeline came to be within the boot of the vehicle." Police want to hear from anyone who saw the red Vauxhall Astra, registration Y295 SRS. "We believe that the vehicle has been driven in the Chapelhall area of Airdrie, and in Glasgow ... We want anyone who may have spotted it to get in touch," the spokesman said.

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