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Brimham Rocks search for missing Gemma

Police investigating the disappearance of a woman from Leeds more than 14 years ago have been searching woodland in North Yorkshire.

Officers have been scouring an area near popular tourist attraction Brimham Rocks in their search for the body of twenty three year old Gemma Simpson.

This morning 44-year-old Martin Bell, who was arrested in Scarborough earlier this week, appeared at York Magistrates Court charged with Gemma's murder. He was remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday.

Gemma disappeared in May 2000 from the Harehills area of Leeds. Her body has never been found.

Man in court over missing Gemma's murder

Missing Gemma Simpson - her body has never been found Credit: West Yorkshire Police

A man has appeared in court today charged with the murder of a woman who went missing more than 14 years ago.

Gemma Simpson was 23 when she disappeared in May 2000 from the Harehills area of Leeds. Her body has never been found.

44-year-old Martin Bell, who was arrested in Scarborough earlier this week, appeared at York Magistrates Court this morning. He was remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday.

Meanwhile police officers have been searching an area around Brimham Rocks near Harrogate as part of the investigation.

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