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A police search has been launched for the missing wife of rugby legend Scott Hastings
Jenny Hastings – who has spoken previously of her battle with mental health – vanished from the couple's home in Edinburgh on Tuesday morning.
It is understood that Scott – capped 65 times – raised the alarm after the mother-of-two left their home around 10am and failed to return.
Jenny, 52, was formally reported missing after she failed to make contact with family or friends, sparking a Police Scotland appeal for anyone who may have seen her.
In a statement, the force said officers were "growing increasingly concerned" .
A recently-taken photograph of Jenny was issued along with an appeal describing her as white, 5ft 7in tall with blonde shoulder length hair and slim-built. She was wearing a purple jacket, white long sleeved t-shirt, blue jeans and dark Nike trainers when last seen.
Inspector Grant McCulloch said: “We are growing increasingly concerned for Jennifer’s welfare and are keen to speak to anyone who has information that can assist us in tracing her.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101.”
In 2014, Jenny revealed she tried to commit suicide by eating a peanut after suffering depression and was saved by her husband, who is now a television and radio sports pundit.
Jenny was formally reported missing after she failed to make contact with family or friends
We are growing increasingly concerned for Jennifer’s welfare
Jenny, who has a life threatening nut allergy, went public with her battle against depression following a stay in hospital.
She also revealed she was first diagnosed with postnatal depression nearly two decades ago.
Jenny said: ''I bought a bag of mixed nuts and drove to South Queensferry before eating a peanut.
"I'd left no suicide notes. No explanations. I just wanted to die and end it all I'm absolutely ashamed looking back, now that I'm well again, at what I almost did to Scott and our children. But at the time I thought I was doing them a favour and they would be better off without me."
Last year, Scott toured twice as a centre with the British and Irish Lions
She added: "When I reached the house, I started to be violently sick. I went into anaphylactic shock.
"Scott grabbed the EpiPen adrenalin shot and injected me in the leg. We didn't know if we were using it properly, so he stabbed me in the other leg to make sure."
The ex-swimmer admitted that her fear of ageing and empty nest syndrome was the catalyst behind her recent suicide attempt.
She was admitted to hospital and had six rounds of controversial electric shock therapy treatment in a bid to ease the symptoms.
Jenny has a life threatening nut allergy, went public with her battle against depression
Last year, Scott, 52, who toured twice as a centre with the British and Irish Lions, backed a new mental health awareness campaign aimed at using sport and leisure to combat the condition.
He said: "My wife Jenny suffers from mental ill health and we both know the importance of the links between physical exercise and the benefits that brings to mental health.
"Walking or jogging helps keep Jenny well and the idea of the '1 in 100' campaign gives everyone a target to aim for.
"It's amazing how uplifting a walk can help people who suffer from mental ill health, so register now and do your bit to support this great campaign."