MOUNTAIN rescue teams have joined in the search for nine-year-old Shannon Matthews.
Members of the Holme Valley Mountain Rescue Team have spent three days helping police search for the missing schoolgirl.
Peter Phillips, from the team, said they would do all they could to help trace little Shannon.
He said: “We have been out three times in the past week helping in the search.
“We have done what we could to assist the police and passed on anything we think could be vital to them.
“We haven’t found anything specific, it is things like manhole covers missing and items of clothing.”
The specialist team are experts in searching countryside and moorland areas. They were joined by members of the Calder Valley Search and Rescue Team.
More than 40 members of the teams searched the Daw Green recreational ground and Dewsbury Moor cemetery and crematorium area last Wednesday night.
They also searched a semi-rural area in Ravensthorpe on Thursday and spent up to six hours on Sunday searching a large area south of Moorside Road, where Shannon lived with her mother.
Mr Phillips, from Shepley, added: “As well as looking for Shannon, we were also looking for clues on anything that could indicate she had been there or was there.
“Unfortunately we weren’t lucky in finding her.
“But if we are called on again to help out, that is what we are here for and that is why kind people donate to us and support us for.”