Body found in search for missing Harrogate man

Police searching for a missing Harrogate man have found a body.

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Graham Roskell's daughter thanks public for their help

Graham Roskell's daughter has written a message on Facebook to thank the public for helping to search for her father.

Going on Facebook the same day you have found out your Dad has died isn't normally what someone does - but knowing that there are nearly 6000 people wishing us well, I had to come on and thank you ALL for your amazing support. I don't know most of you, but the last 12 days of not knowing have been hell.

Your kind words, support and amazing spirit as a community have pulled us through as a family and will continue to do so during this desperately difficult time. I really can't thank you enough for everything you all did to try and find our Dad. He always loved the woods and now he can be at peace, not having to suffer anymore. As a family, we really are eternally grateful. Thank you x

– Louise Rayner

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Body found in search for missing Harrogate man

Police searching for missing Harrogate man Graham Roskell can confirm that a body has been found.

The body was found by a member of the public in a wooded area off York Road, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, at around 11.40am on Wednesday 14 November 2012.

Mr Roskell’s family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers from North Yorkshire Police.

Formal identification of the body will take place in due course.

My thoughts and indeed those of everyone at North Yorkshire Police are with Mr Roskell’s family and friends at this extremely difficult time. The past 11 days have been very traumatic for them. I would like to thank everyone, particularly all the members of the public and volunteers who have supported the search, for their hard work and dedication during the efforts to locate Mr Roskell.”

– Superintendent Aubrey Smith, Harrogate Safer Neighbourhood Commander

Over forty sightings of missing man

Police in North Yorkshire say there have been more than forty sightings of a man who has been missing for nine days. 65 year old Graham Roskell has not been seen since leaving Harrogate Hospital where he was receiving treatment for an infection to his brain.

Police divers have been searching the River Nidd and farmers are being asked to check their outbuildings in case Mr Roskell has set up camp somewhere warm.

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River search for missing man

Police divers are searching a section of the River Nidd in North Yorkshire for a grandfather who has been missing for nearly a week. Graham Roskell, who is 65, went missing from a hospital in Harrogate last Saturday.

The former police officer was captured on CCTV leaving the hospital with a bundle, thought to be spare clothes and food. Specialist dive teams are searching a section of the Nidd at Ribston Hall.

Police search woodland for missing grandfather

Police searching for a grandfather who went missing from a hospital in Harrogate have been searching woodlands near a local beauty spot.

Graham Roskell, who is 65, was last seen on Saturday. The former police officer was captured on CCTV leaving the hospital wth a bundle thought to be spare clothes and food.

A specialist search team has today been combing an area where they were led to by sniffer dogs tracking Graham's scent. We have spoken to Sergeant Andy Graham about the case.

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