Awareness for missing Megan to be made at York City game

Volunteers from a missing persons charity will be raising awareness about the disappearance of Megan Roberts and 2 others at York City's home game on Saturday. 20 year old Megan was last seen in February.

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Volunteers to help jog memories at York City game

Volunteers from the charity 'Missing People' will be appealing for information about Megan Roberts at York City's home match on Saturday.

Megan has been missing for two weeks

They will be asking fans at Bootham Crescent if they saw the 20-year-old university student on the night she disappeared a fortnight ago after partying with friends.

It is believed she may have drowned after falling into the River Ouse, near Lendal Bridge, but despite extensive searches, her body has not been found.

Jackie Roberts: "We are all carrying Megan in our hearts"

The mother of missing Megan Roberts has thanked the police and the public for their support. Jackie Roberts wrote on Facebook that the family are doing all they can to find Megan and that she appreciates the 'support and caring thoughts'.

"Thank you for all your support and kind thoughts. The police have been amazing, they are doing all they can to find her. We've been given as much information as the police can give us and all evidence does point towards this being a tragic run of events with no one to blame. Until we know for certain, we all have hope, but whatever the outcome we are all carrying Megan in our hearts. This is a very difficult time and, as a family we will always be thankful for everyone's love and support and caring thoughts for my beautiful daughter xx"

– Jackie Roberts, Megan's mother

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Search for missing Megan Roberts continues

Divers from the regional underwater search unit have continued searching the River Ouse today for missing student Megan Roberts.

The dive team scanned the river using specialist sonar equipment from Lendal Bridge, near to where Megan was last seen, downstream to Naburn.

The operation was supported by the Fire and Rescue service, who conducted a surface water search by boat.

Over the weekend officers will conduct searches along the banks on both sides of the river.

Megan, who is a student at York St John University, was last seen on CCTV on the corner of Rougier Street and Lendal Bridge at around 2.20am on Thursday 23 January.

She had been on a night out in the city centre with friends.

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River Ouse searched for missing Megan

The hunt for a missing student intensified in York today, with police saying they believe Megan Roberts may have fallen in to the river after a night out with friends.

Police divers have spent another day searching the River Ouse for the 20-year-old.

Our correspondent Frances Read has been following the investigation.

Watch her full report below.

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Roberts family release new photos of Megan

The family of the missing York student, Megan Roberts, have issued two new photographs as police search for the 20-year-old.

Missing: Megan Roberts

Megan has been missing since the early hours of last Thursday when she was with friends on a night out in York City Centre.

With a group, she left Popworld nightclub and police are now investigating whether she went into the River Ouse.

Missing: Megan Roberts

"Growing and grave concerns" as river searched for missing student

Police looking for missing student Megan Roberts are searching the River Ouse in York as there are "growing and grave concerns" about her disappearance a week ago.

Divers have been searching a stretch of the river near to Lendal Bridge in the area where Megan was last seen at around 2.20am on Thursday 23 January.

“Megan Roberts has now been missing for almost a week.

“Understandably there have been growing and grave concerns for her safety which has triggered a great deal of police activity, and interest from the media and the public.

“Some of that activity has played out on social media and has led to a number of theories about her fate including potential links to the Claudia Lawrence case.

“It is very important, not least for Megan’s family and friends, to deal with the facts as they currently present. Those facts are based on evidence resulting from a variety of police enquiries to date.

“A range of other police enquiries, including investigating theories described on social media sites, have been undertaken by a range of police resources including detectives. The results of which does NOT indicate that Megan’s disappearance is the result of any criminal activity.

“Consequently the strongest and most probable line of enquiry being pursued by police is that Megan, affected by alcohol, has entered the river.

“Clearly we will not be in a position to definitively to confirm this to be the case until Megan is found.

“The possibility still exists that Megan is elsewhere safe and well, but realistically given the passage of time, such a possibility is increasingly remote.

“I emphasise that there is no evidence to indicate foul play of criminality and certainly NO evidence to link Megan’s disappearance to the Claudia Lawrence case.

“On balance, this presents as a group of young friends on a night out that is likely to have ended in tragedy.

“Our primary emphasis will centre on the continual search of the river and the surrounding area using specialist search resources."

– Superintendent Phil Cain of North Yorkshire Polic
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