Officers who remain “very concerned” for the welfare of a missing 20-year-old woman have urged people to check outbuildings as it is believed she may be camping on the North York Moors.

Cleveland Police say Annie Dryden, of Middlesbrough, is now confirmed to have exited a train at Battersby, in North Yorkshire, around 2:38pm on Thursday January 4. She has boarded at James Cook train station in Middlesbrough at 2:09pm that day.

A police spokesperson said: "Annie has potential to be camping and may have headed into North Yorkshire rural areas.

The Northern Echo: Annie has been missing since Thursday.

"Police are asking people to check any outbuildings or shelters for signs of anyone being there and urge anyone in Battersby or the surrounding areas who may have seen her to get in touch as a matter of urgency."

Superintendent Marc Anderson said: “As time goes on we are very concerned for Annie’s welfare.

"We are looking to locate her safely and would ask her to make contact with police or contact someone in her family, as they are also obviously very worried.

“From our enquiries we have established that Annie headed to Battersby by train on Thursday afternoon, 4 January, and so we’d ask anyone in that area or the surrounding areas to contact us urgently if they have seen her.”

Annie is described as being around 5ft 10” tall and of slim build. She has dark hair with a distinctive blonde fringe and a scar above her top lip.

Annie was carrying a distinctive green and black walking backpack. Anyone with information or anyone who may have seen Annie is asked to contact police urgently on 101, and quote reference number 002768.