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Underwater Divers Search River Ouse for Missing Megan


7:04am 28th January 2014
(Updated 3:44pm 28th January 2014)

Underwater divers are searching the River Ouse for missing York St John student Megan Roberts.

Megan was last seen in the early hours of Thursday after a night out in York city centre. She left Popworld in the early hours of Thursday morning and was last seen with a group of people on the corner of Rougier Street and Lendal Bridge at around 2.20am. The group were seen shortly afterwards on the other side of Lendal Bridge but Megan was not with them.

Kevin Larkin has this report for Minster FM:

Police are also going through CCTV footage in their search for Megan and continue to ask anyone with any information to contact them.

Superintendent Phil Cain, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “We are a very concerned for Megan’s welfare and are urging the public to help us establish her movements in the early hours of Thursday 23 January 2014.

“As with all missing persons enquiries we are doing everything we can to locate Megan and make sure she is safe and well.

“Her disappearance and the fact that she has not had any contact with her family and friends for almost five days now is extremely unlike her and adds to our concern.

“Megan’s family are understandably very distressed by her disappearance and I would appeal for anyone who has any information at all about where she might be to get in touch with the police as soon as possible.

Megan Roberts

Megan is described as around 5ft 6in tall, of medium build with long dark brown hair. When she was last seen she was wearing a cream knee length dress which had large brown and orange flowers on it and black plimsoll type shoes.

Earlier, the dad of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence, who's been missing since 2009 offered his sympathies. His spokesman Martin Dales said in a statement:

“I know Peter’s thoughts & prayers are very much with the family and friends of Megan Robertson who was reported missing this morning."

“The 100+ hours between when she was last seen early last Thursday morning and the reporting today makes it very difficult for those looking for her, whether police, family or friends as the first few hours of being missing are critical."

"We hope that she, and any member of the public with information, will make contact if she can – 116000 is the freephone number of Missing People who will confidentially pass on messages - and that she will return safely to her family and friends as soon as she can.”

A spokesperson for York St John University said: "Our thoughts are with Megan's family and friends at this distressing time. The University is doing all it can to assist the police with their enquiries and to support Megan's fellow students."

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

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