The search to locate missing woman Annie Dryden from Middlesbrough has continued this weekend in North Yorkshire as police have deployed mountain rescue volunteers and a helicopter.

Annie, aged 20, from was last seen on Tuesday January 4 where she boarded a train at 2:09pm at James Cook station in Middlesbrough, getting off at 2:38pm in Battersby, North Yorkshire.

Emergency services are scaling up their search for Annie, as police officers and mountain rescue volunteers are now searching in the area around Battersby, Ingleby and further afield.

The Northern Echo: Annie Dryden.Annie Dryden. (Image: NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE)

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

She was carrying a green and black backpack when she was last seen.

The Northern Echo: Mountain rescue searches for Annie Dryden.Mountain rescue searches for Annie Dryden. (Image: Police)

A statement from North Yorkshire Police said: "We are continuing to appeal to local residents in the area to check their sheds and outbuildings, particularly in the Battersby and Ingleby Greenhow area, for any sign that someone has taken shelter.

The Northern Echo: Volunteers search for Annie Dryden.Volunteers search for Annie Dryden. (Image: NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE)

The Northern Echo: Police helicopter in search for Annie Dryden.Police helicopter in search for Annie Dryden. (Image: NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE)

"The area where Annie was last seen is close to hiking and biking trails and we're also appealing to the outdoor community who may be out and about this weekend, to please keep an eye out for any sign of Annie and get in touch if you believe you have seen her.

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"Anyone with any information should call North Yorkshire Police on 101.

"If you have an immediate sighting of Annie or know where she is now, please call 999.

"Please quote incident number 12240005550."