Missing University of York PhD student found ‘safe and well’ by police following search

27-year-old Orlagh Anderson had been missing since yesterday evening but has since been located

A missing University of York student has been found “safe and well” after a police search this morning.

Orlagh Anderson had been missing since last night, with police saying that her friends and family had been unable “unable to contact her” and officers were becoming “increasingly concerned”.

Following a public appeal, North Yorkshire Police have said that the 27-year-old has now been located unharmed, Daily Mail reports.

Currently working in collaboration with CHAIN Biotechnology, investigating the metabolic potential of the anaerobic gut bacterium Clostridium butyricum, Orlagh has worked as a PhD researcher at York for the last four years.

She also received a first class degree in biology from the University of Durham in 2019, before she began studying in York.

Having not been seen by friends of family since last night, Wednesday 6th March, police issued a statement to ask the public for help to find her. They said: “Our officers are currently searching for 27-year-old Orlagh who has been missing since last night.

“Her family and friends have bene unable to contact her ever since and we’re growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

“Extensive enquiries are ongoing to locate Orlagh and as part of our enquiries, we’re asking for anyone who may have seen her, or who has information about her whereabouts, to contact us immediately.”

This morning, police released an updated statement explaining that she had been located “safe and well”. They said: “We’re pleased to update that the 27-year-old woman missing from York has been located safe and well.

“Thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. Your support makes all the difference to help bring missing people home safely”.

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