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Missing Megan Roberts: Police Search River
Police looking for a missing university student in York are focusing their search on the river that runs through the city - and CCTV footage that shows the last time she was seen.
Megan Roberts disappeared in the early hours of Thursday morning during a night out, but friends and family only realised on Monday that she was missing.
Officers are scouring the bank of the River Ouse in York.
Police have said there is "nothing to suggest" there is anything suspicious is behind her disappearance.
CCTV footage shows the York St John University student with a group of friends on one side of the river - but absent from the group when they are on the other.
The 20-year-old was reported missing by her mother on Monday morning after a friend raised concerns.
A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said she was last seen at around 2am on Thursday in the Popworld bar in George Hudson Street, after a night out with friends on Wednesday evening.
Miss Roberts was seen in the CCTV with a group of people on the corner of Rougier Street near Lendal Bridge at around 2.20am. But when the group was picked up on camera a short time later at the other side of the bridge, on Museum Street, the student was not with them.
While police are searching the riverbank in the city centre, an underwater search unit has also been deployed.
Superintendent Phil Cain, speaking to Sky News, said there was no suggestion of criminality, despite comments on Twitter earlier in January that suggested she had been followed by a man.
"There were some Twitter comments on Megan's account but we've explored those with family and friends and at this stage there's nothing to suggest there is any criminality involved in relation to Megan's disappearance," he said.
He added that police had since begun interviews with Miss Roberts' friends to establish her last-known movements.
"There's nothing to indicate Megan was anything other than a bright young student," he said.
Supt Cain had previously said: "We are 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 inquiries 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."
Miss Roberts is described as around 5ft 6in and of medium build with long dark brown hair. When last seen she was wearing a cream knee-length dress which had large brown and orange flowers on it and black plimsolls-type shoes.
Police said that specially trained officers are supporting the missing student's family.