The search for missing Marbella mum Rebecca Muldoon has intensified.

On Thursday 46 Firefighters, Local Police, Civil Protection and members of the Emergencies Group of Andalusia (GREA) took part in combing the Camoján area of Marbella.

The emergency services set up an Advanced Command Post on the Pinar road, as the search focused on the areas of Camoján and Nagüeles areas. This was mistaken as a forensics tent by some residents but, as yet, no body has been found.

35-year-old Muldoon went missing on January 2, and police were alerted when her two young children were discovered at home alone.

Sources suggest that Muldoon might have fled the area after being the victim of an alleged case of gender violence. She was treated at hospital on January 2, but later refused to testify against her partner, who is not the biological father of the children.

Family and friends took to Social Media last week after failing to contact Muldoon, who left without her passport and has since failed to use her mobile phone or withdraw money.

Spanish news agency Efe reported that the Gender Violence Court of Marbella released Muldoon’s partner on January 3, with the order to appear before the court again when summoned .