POLICE searched the River Ouse again for missing student Megan Roberts, as the waters lowered following dry weather.

A member of the public contacted North Yorkshire Police to report unusual objects in the water, and officers were sent to investigate at about 9.30am on Tuesday.

A police spokesman said the search was based on an amount of river debris which had become visible as the water level lowered, but nothing of importance to the investigation had been found by the time the searches stopped at about 4pm.

Megan has not been seen since she disappeared on a night out with friends in Popworld in George Hudson Street, York, in the early hours of January 23.

Police have previously said CCTV suggested she had likely fallen into the Ouse, and the chances of finding her safe and well were “increasingly remote”.

A message was posted on the Help Find Megan Roberts Facebook page from Megan’s mother Jackie today, thanking the public and police for their assistance.

It said: “Thank you to the member of the public who contacted missing persons to report something unusual in the river. It was investigated by police divers yesterday and turned out not to be of significance in the search for Megan, but I appreciate your help.”