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.
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"
The mother of missing student Megan Roberts has spoken publicly for the first time since her daughter disappeared.
The 20 year old, from Wetherby, vanished after a night out in York 11 days ago. Her mother Jackie, writing on a special Facebook page, praised the police effort to find Megan and thanked well-wishers for their support
Police using specialist sonar equipment will continue to search the River Ouse in York today for missing student Megan Roberts. She was last seen after a night out with friends in the early hours of January 23rd. Police say hopes of finding her alive are slim.
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