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Police identify body as Edith Snedker

Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

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.


Increasing concern for missing Kendal pensioner

Edith Snedker. Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing 81-year-old woman from Kendal.

Edith Snedker went missing on Wednesday 6 May at around 1:10pm, and the last confirmed sighting of her was on Appleby Road, at the junction with Paddy Lane, between 7pm and 7:30pm.

Specialist police officers have been supported by organisations including Kendal Mountain Rescue Team.

They've searched areas in the town like Skelsmergh, Mealbank and Paddy Lane, where there have been possible sightings.

We are asking local people and farmers to search their land, out buildings and other property in case Mrs Snedker has taken shelter anywhere.

Members of the public have come forward to say they may have seen someone matching her description, and we urge anyone who hasn’t done so already to contact us.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Furzana Nazir

Police still searching for missing Kendal pensioner

Edith Snedker Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police have renewed their appeal for information about an 81-year-old woman from Kendal, who is missing.

Edith Snedker, of Kendal, was last seen on Aynam Road on Wednesday May 6, at around 1:10pm.

She is described as of thin build, with short white hair and glasses.

She was last seen wearing black trousers, a brown jacket and possibly a white hat.

Her disappearance is out of the ordinary, and her family are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Concern grows for missing Kendal woman

Police in Cumbria are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of an 81-year-old woman who's missing from Kendal.

Edith Snedker, who was last seen on Wednesday 6th May, requires medical treatment every day for a number of conditions.

Search teams are now focusing their search on waterways near to Ms Snedker's home.

"Edith suffers from a number of medical conditions one of which requires her to have treatment every 24 hours. This disappearance is unusual and out of character and she hasn't taken first aid equipment which she would need.

"Unless she presents herself to an A&E or medical practice then she's going to become quite poorly very quickly."

– Sergeant Siraaz Patel, Cumbria Police


Con on the run

Lee Chapman Eilbeck was last seen on Wigton Road Credit: Cumbria Constabulary

Police are appealing for help finding an escaped prisoner, believed to be in Carlisle.

Lee Chapman Eilbeck was last seen near Morton Academy on Wigton Road at around 8pm on Sunday.

The 38-year-old was on day release from HMP Kirklevington, Cleveland, where he is currently serving a prison term for drugs offences, and he is not thought to pose a danger to the public at this time.

He is described as 5ft 6” tall, with short dark brown hair, and is of a medium build, with tribal tattoos around his ears. He was last seen wearing a blue round neck t-shirt, dark blue jeans, a blue Henley’s jacket, and blue and black footwear.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Police appeal: missing woman

Ausra Urbonaine has been missing since Monday 26 January Credit: Police Scotland

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for information to help find a woman missing from Jedburgh.

Ausra Urbonaine, who is originally from Lithuania, was last seen in Howden Road at bout 10.30pm on Monday 26 January.

Since then, the 23-year-old has not been in touch with friends or family and concerns are growing for her welfare.

Ausra (pictured) is described as white, 5 ft 6 in tall, of slim build with long dyed blond hair, and green eyes. She has a mole on the bottom right side of her nose and is thought to be wearing a brown padded jacket.

Officers are urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to get in touch.

Concern for missing Carlisle man

Credit: Cumbria Police

Police are concerned for the welfare of a 43-year-old man from Carlisle who has gone missing.

Casper Capel was last seen at Eden Housing in Penrith on Wednesday 14th January.

Mr Capel is described as white, of a slim build, with short dark hair and a beard.

He was last seen wearing a dark jacket with green sleeves, black trousers and a flat cap.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police immediately on 101 and ask to speak to the Duty Sergeant at Durranhill Police Station.

Search ends for missing Cumbrian mountain biker

The search for a Cumbrian mountain biker thought to be missing in the Cheviot Hills has been ended, after it appeared it was a false alarm.

Rescue teams from Northumberland and the Scottish Borders joined together to search for David Bibby who was reported missing on Thursday 15th January.

Staff from a Wooler hotel had raised the alarm after Mr Bibby had failed to turn up for dinner.

However, Northumbria Police say that the man gave hotel staff a false name and information about going cycling.

Police are carrying out enquiries to identify the man and speak to him about the incident.

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