Still missing - Barbara Colling

Specially trained officers search open land at Helmsley looking for missing Barbara Colling who has not been seen for six days.

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Body found in missing Barbara Colling case

Police searching for a missing woman from Helmsley have found a body.

Barbara Colling, 68, went missing on January 28.

North Yorkshire Police said the body was discovered by a member of the public on Hawnby Moor, in the North York Moors National Park, at about 10.45am today.

The search for her has been stood down, and police saying they are not yet in a position to identify the body.

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Body found in search for walker

Barbara Colling went missing on January 28 Credit: family photo

The search for missing walker Barbara Colling has been called off, following the discovery of a body. It was found on Hawnby Moor in North Yorkshire by a member of the public. Mrs Colling has not been seen since Monday January 28th.

Police say that while they are not yet in a position to formally identify the body, their search for Mrs Colling has been stood down and her next of kin have been informed of the discovery.

Specialist tracking dog brought in to search for missing Helmsley woman

Barbara Colling

Police have brought in a tracking dog to assist the search for Barbara Colling who went missing from Helmsley on Monday. The 68-year-old has Alzheimer’s. The search and rescue dog is trained to identify a person's scent and then track it for as long as possible.

Despite extensive searches of the Helmsley to Broughton area carried out by specially trained police officers, search and rescue teams and an air support unit, they have not managed to locate Barbara.

Inspector Richard Mallinson, said: “I would like to thank all those who have already reported potential sightings of Barbara. I am particularly asking farmers and people who work in the local area to keep checking their outbuildings and sheds in case Barbara has taken shelter in them.”

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68-year-old missing from Helmsley

Missing Barbara Colling

Police are appealing for help in finding a woman who has gone missing from Helmsley. 68-year-old Barbara Colling was last seen walking from Helmsley towards Stokesley on Monday morning.

She is described as white, 5ft 6in tall with a medium build and medium length blonde hair. When she was last seen Barbara was wearing a navy blue jacket, blue trousers, a black woollen hat with ear flaps and black boots and is thought to have been carrying a black rucksack.

Police are growing concerned increasingly concerned for her welfare, as Barbara has serious health issues and this behaviour is out of character. It is not thought that she has any money or debit cards with her.

Urgent appeal to locate missing Helmsley woman

Ryedale police are urgently appealing to the public for their help to locate a missing woman from Helmsley.

Barbara Colling, 68, has not been seen since 9.30am today when she was last seen walking from Helmsley towards Stokesley.

She is described as white, 5ft 6in tall with a medium build and medium length blonde hair. When she was last seen Barbara was wearing a navy blue jacket, blue trousers, a black woollen hat with ear flaps and black boots and is thought to have been carrying a black rucksack.

Police are growing concerned increasingly concerned for her welfare, as Barbara has serious health issues and this behaviour is out of character. It is not thought that she has any money or debit cards with her.

Man dies after being hit by a car

A man has died after being hit by a car in York.

The collision took place on 2 July in Skelton when car hit an 80-year-old man, from Helmsley, who was crossing the road.

He was airlifted to Leeds General Infirmary, where he died on 5 July.

I need to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or seen either the pedestrian or Ford Focus prior to the incident so that I can better understand the circumstances around it.

– Traffic Sergeant Dave Willey, North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group
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