Officers from North Yorkshire Police are overseeing a major inquiry to locate Kimberley Grace Reavley, who was reported missing on Monday.
The inquiry has been graded the highest possible as the 25-year-old has never been missing before and is thought to be without medication for serious health issues including diabetes. Closed circuit television camera footage is being studied in the hope of tracing Miss Reavley, who was last seen by a friend in Victoria Road in Scarborough at 6pm on Monday.
Insp Tony Quinn said: “We are extremely concerned for her safety as she has never gone missing before and she does not have her medication with her. There is no apparent reason why she has gone missing, and while there is no evidence to suggest she has come to harm from a third party, this is still a line of inquiry.”
Miss Reavley, who lives in Cromwell Avenue in Filey, had stayed over with her mother, Tracy Reavley, on Sunday night.
She left her mother’s Londesborough Road home in Scarborough at 9am the following morning to go to the town’s Westwood campus of the Yorkshire Coast College, where she is a student. While she was spotted by the friend in the early evening, there have not been any further sightings.
She is described as white, stocky and has shoulder-length brown hair. When she was last seen, she was wearing a blue denim jacket, a cream jumper, light blue trousers and white sandals. She was carrying a blue rucksack.
While police believe Miss Reavley is still in the Scarborough area, details have been circulated to forces across the country.