Search in North Yorkshire for missing mum called off

Police have called off the search Credit: PA

Detectives have halted a search along a country road in North Yorkshire for the body of a missing mother of three. Rania Alayed, 25, has not been seen in public since the evening of June 7 and was reported missing from her home in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, nearly a month later.

It is thought she was taken in a white camper van in the early hours of June 8 from Manchester to the Thirsk area, where her body was buried or concealed. An in-depth search of a 19-mile stretch of the road has been halted as police examine "other leads and intelligence".