UPDATED: North Yorkshire Police say Rebecca has been as been found safe in Scarborough.

They tweeted: "We've arranged for her to get the support she needs. She was found after a member of the public who had seen our appeal recognised her and called us. Thank you to everyone for your support."

POLICE say they are extremely concerned for the welfare of a missing woman.

23-year-old Rebecca Wainwright (also known as Bex) was last seen in Cross Lane, Scarborough, at about 2pm this afternoon.

She is described as slim, with brown hair, wearing a grey jumper, black leggings and light trainers.

Extensive searches are ongoing to locate her. If you see her, or know where she is, phone North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 299 of today.