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    UK - Megan Roberts, 20, York. 23 Jan 2014. Media, Timeline

    Megan Roberts, York student missing since January 23rd 2014.

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    Event Timeline - Information sourced throughout this topic and media/Police website.

    23rd January 2014

    • Megan left Popworld at 02:10am on Thursday 23rd, January with one person and and was seen walking along York's George Hudson St. All in the group including Megan were heavily affected by alcohol.
    • Having separated, part of the group ran down Tanners Moat, in front of The Maltings public house towards the river looking for the others.
    • "Megan, through the effects of alcohol, was the last in the group and bumped into some of the cycle racks as she followed others.
    • Megan was last seen on CCTV at around 2.20am on Thursday 23 January 2014 with 5 others.
    • CCTV evidence does NOT show Megan running back up the same street with the others to re-join the main group.
    • The group were seen a short time later at the other side of Lendal Bridge, on Museum Street but Megan was not with them.
    • That group whilst together were widely spread out as they made their way from Popworld across Lendal Bridge to McDonalds.
    • CCTV does not show Megan walking across Lendal Bridge, Leeman Road York, or her normal route home though Exhibition square either.
    • Rockie was sending her texts that morning and they wasn’t delivering and discussed with friends over the next few days before contacting her mother.

    26th January 2014

    • Megan Roberts is Reported missing at 08:30am on Sunday 26th January, 78 hours after CCTV last saw her.

    27th January 2014

    • It is revealed to the public that Megan is reported missing. Friends had believed she had gone home to Wetherby to visit her mother Jackie or her ex-boyfriend, believed to be Jack Darracott but became concerned when she failed to return on the Sunday. Officers are also in contact with Megan's Father - and I've heard nothing from him publicly.
    • Detectives were probing concerns expressed by Megan and her Miss Thorley on their night out on January 16.

    28th January 2014

    • Officers have been reviewing CCTV footage to try and trace Megan's movements after she left the bar and have established that she was with a group of people on the corner of Rougier Street near Lendal Bridge at around 2.20am.
    • The group were seen a short time later at the other side of Lendal Bridge, on Museum Street but Megan was not with them.
    • As with all missing persons enquiries we are doing everything we can to locate Megan and make sure she is safe and well.
    • Superintendent Phil Cain: said he is 'absolutely confident she will be found safe and well”
    • He says to BBC news that they are searching the River because it’s standard procedure when a Missing Persons Inquiry is so close to the River, they have to rule it out.
    • He says it’s not currently a criminal investigation
    • The area where her mobile phone signal was last pinpointed, near York's Lendal Bridge, was yesterday being searched by divers.
    • CCTV will only be released if it helps the case.

    29th January 2014

    • All members of the group concerned have been traced and spoken to at length by the police.
    • "There is nothing at this stage to indicate that any member of that group of friends or anybody else is directly responsible for Megan's disappearance.
    • 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.
    • It is feared she may have taken a short cut alone to her shared house in the nearby Clifton area of the city.
    • Senior officers are working on the theory Megan was so disorientated she may have stumbled into the freezing water and been unable to get out again.

    30th January 2014

    • Specialist teams conducted a land search along the banks on both sides of the river between Naburn and Scarborough Bridge.

    31st January 2014

    • Last Diving/Underwater Search with Sonar takes place.
    • The team would like to say a big thank you to Gordon from @tritechint for his help and hard work assisting us in the search for Megan.

    3rd Febuary 2014

    • Police will be conducting checks along the river between the Millennium Bridge and Clifton Bridge today, Monday 3 February 2014, which will continue throughout the week.
    • Megan's family are continuing to receive support from specially trained officers.
    • Chief Inspector Alisdair Dey, of York Safer Neighbourhood Command, said: "If you have any information which could help to locate Megan, I urge you to contact the police straight away.
    • My officers are working closely with Megan's family to give them the appropriate support and to keep them informed of any developments.
    • Facebook Message from Mother was deleted once it was across Public Media

    "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"
    • York and The Humber Marine Unit are practising diver rescue today

    4th February 2014

    • York and The Humber Marine Unit are assisting South Yorks Police on a murder enquiry.
    • Article posted on York Vision regarding someone overhearing someone saying they heard 3 people discussing Megan Roberts, one women saying she saw Megan fall in the Water
    • Article Posted by her Facebook Page
    • Article later deleted and statement released possibly by a friend of Megan’s.
    “Thank you so much for the concern and support given for Megan. This is a very difficult time for Megan's family and friends. There is still hope that Megan is going to come home safe and well. It is really important to believe only what the police confirm and not to speculate. The main concern is to make sure we remember how important it is to make everyone aware that she is still missing. We are still holding a lot of hope that our beautiful and kind friend is going to come home safe and well.”
    5th February 2014

    • Article by York Vision Deleted on 5th February
    • Awareness for missing Megan to be made at York City game this Saturday
    Kindest Regards,

    Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

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