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Body found in search for missing man

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The search for a missing man in Dumfries and Galloway has been called off after the discovery of a body.

Police, Moffat Mountain Rescue Team, the Coastguard and a Royal Navy helicopter had been searching for 69-year-old David Porter who'd gone missing from his home at Ringford between Twynholm and Castle Douglas.

"Searches across the area surrounding High Barcaple have been ongoing since Wednesday evening.

"This morning the body of a man was found in woodland by one of the search teams. The family of Mr Porter have been made aware and a formal identification is to take place. The Procurator Fiscal has been informed.”

– Inspector Stephen Stiff, Police Scotland

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Body found near Eden quarry identified

Yvonne Mullen Credit: Cumbria Police

Police have confirmed a body found near Shap is that of a seventy-six-year-old woman reported missing from Crosby Ravensworth last week.

Yvonne Mullen was last seen leaving her home on Thursday to walk her dog in the area of Crosby Ravensworth Fell.

A body was found near Hardendale Quarry on Saturday morning and police revealed this morning it was Yvonne Mullen's.

There are no suspicious circumstances regarding her death and the coroner has been informed.

Police still searching for 78-year-old dog walker

Cumbria Police are still appealing for the public to help find a 78-year-old woman who is missing in the Crosby Ravensworth area.

Yvonne Mullen has not been seen since 1pm, 17 September.

Yvonne Mullen Credit: Cumbria Police

She reportedly left her home to walk her Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog in the area of Crosby Ravensworth Fell, and both failed to return home.

Anyone who has seen Ms Mullen or has any information as to her whereabouts should contact police on 101.

Police concerned for welfare of missing 78-year-old

Yvonne Mullen Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police have said they are concerned for the welfare of a 78-year-old woman, who went missing after going to walk her dog.

Yvonne Mullen, from the Crosby Ravensworth area, has not been seen since 1pm this afternoon, September 17th.

  • Ms Mullen is described as being white, 5’5” tall with long grey hair, wearing glasses, a blue anorak, blue jeans and boots.

She reportedly left her home to walk her Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog in the area of Crosby Ravensworth Fell, and both failed to return home.

Anyone who has seen Ms Mullen or has any information as to her whereabouts should contact police on 101.

Concern for missing 35-year-old Cockermouth man

David Brannigan Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 35-year-old man who has gone missing from Cockermouth.

As part of an on-going search of the water in the Lighthouse area of Workington, Police are looking for David Brannigan, who was last seen on Friday (August 28th) at an address in Cockermouth.

He is described as a white male, of medium build, 6ft tall, with cropped, light brown hair. He has tattoos on both arms, a finger, and on an ankle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cumbria Police on 101.

Articles found by a member of the public near to the shore at 10am this morning, led Police to believe that Mr Brannigan may have entered the water. We are therefore carrying out a thorough search of the area as a precaution.

However, there is no confirmation that he has gone into the water and we are appealing to anyone who may have seen Mr Brannigan today, or who has any information, to get in touch. We also urge Mr Brannigan to let Police know you are safe and well if you see this appeal.”

– Inspector Richard Smillie

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Concern for 'frail and weak' missing man

Police are appealing for information after a frail man has been reported missing from Cumbria.

Adrian William Park was last seen at his home at Orchard Close, Seaton in Workington.

He is 50 years old, 5ft 10 and described as being very skinny, frail and weak, with shoulder length dark brown grey straggly hair and a scruffy beard.

He was last seen wearing a dark green jacket, cargo shirt, dark smart trousers and dark, smart footwear

Cumbria Police are very concerned for his wellbeing and ask anyone with information to contact them.

Search underway for missing walker

A walker has been reported missing after failing to turn up at a Cumbrian Guest House.

Karen Logan, aged 44 from Essex was taking part in a Coast-to-Coast Walk. She was reported missing at 7:30am on Friday 7th August after failing to turn up at Greenbank Farm Bed and Breakfast in Patterdale, near Glenridding.

She was last seen leaving the Gillercombe Bed and Breakfast in Rosthwaite, Borrowdale, wearing a dark strappy top, dark leggings, croc-style shoes and a pink rucksack with a Bag for Life.

She has been described as white, with blue eyes, of an average build, with brown shoulder length hair.

Mountain Rescue teams are joining Cumbria Police in the search.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police.

Police identify body as Edith Snedker

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Police have confirmed that a body found on Benson Knott is that of missing person Edith Snedker.

The 81-year-old's body was found yesterday, Tuesday 12 May.

Her death is not believed to be suspicious at this time.

Mrs Snedker’s immediate family were informed at the first possible opportunity, and have been supported by the Police.

The Coroner has been informed.

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