POLICE have again been searching the River Ouse in York for missing student Megan Roberts.

As well as their regular patrols of the river a new search was held 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.

Miss Roberts, 20, has not been seen since she disappeared in the early hours of January 23 during a night out in York with friends.

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.