A month since the last confirmed sighting of a young Teesside woman, police and her family have repeated appeals for her to make contact amid continuing concerns for her welfare.

Annie Dryden is last known to have alighted a train at Battersby, North Yorkshire, at 2.38pm on Tuesday January 4.

The 20-year-old boarded the train half-an-hour earlier at James Cook Station, on the Esk Valley Line, in Middlesbrough.

The Northern Echo: Police and family of Annie Dryden renew appeal to try to trace the missing 20-year-old from


During the intervening period extensive searches and inquiries have been carried out to try to trace her, many in surrounding areas to where she was last seen, in the hamlet of Battersby, on the edge of the North York Moors.

These have involved not only the police but mountain rescue volunteers sifting the moorland.

Further afield, the police appeals have been shared in the South London area.

On the one-month milestone since her disappearance, North Yorkshire Police said both the force, itself, and Ms Dryden’s family have urged her to get in touch with anyone to let them know she is safe and well.

Her family is said to have been inundated with messages from people who, likewise, hope she is safely found.

All are said to want to remind her just how much she is loved.

A statement issued by the North Yorkshire force said: “We urge anyone who believes they have seen Annie to contact us with information.

“This can be done by calling 101 or 999 if you know her immediate whereabouts.

For more North Yorkshire news from The Northern Echo, click here

Get the latest news, sports, and entertainment delivered straight to your device by subscribing to The Northern Echo by clicking here. 

“The charity Missing People can also be contacted by calling or texting 116 000.”

The appeal has also extended to hikers, runners, cyclists, local residents, ramblers and farmers in the North York Moors area.

Anyone with information should use the above numbers, quoting incident number 12240005550.