POLICE in Ayrshire say a 39-year-old woman reported missing from a monastery in Largs has been "traced safe and well".

Elizabeth Ngozi Nzekwe was last seen around 10.35am on Monday morning, May 16, in the Main Street area of the town and was reported missing earlier that same day from the Benedictine Monastery in Mackerston Place.

She is described as a black female, 5 feet 5 inches tall, slender build and wearing a Nun’s habit consisting of long black coat/cloak and white headdress. She was possibly wearing a white face mask.

Sgt Lana Grant from Largs police station said last week: “Elizabeth’s disappearance is out of character.

“We have been carrying out enquiries and we are asking for the public’s help to try and trace her. It’s thought she may have travelled to Glasgow or London.”

An update issued on Friday (May 20) said Elizabeth has been "traced safe and well".

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Thank you to everyone who assisted in this inquiry."