Pamela Jackson's body found

Police have confirmed that a body found in West Yorkshire during the search for a missing woman from County Durham is that of 55 year old Pamela Jackson from Chester-le-Street.

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Full Report: Body of Pamela Jackson found in West Yorkshire

It was at lunchtime today that Durham Police publicly revealed what Pamela Jackson's family had been told privately 24 hours ago - that her body had been found.

The grandmother had seemingly completely vanished at the start of March and there were no sightings of her and no use of her mobile phone.

Her family today released a statement revealing their shock at the news but relief that they could finally bring Pamela home.

You can watch the full report from Jonny Blair below.

Lunchtime Report: Pamela Jackson's body found in West Yorkshire

It has been confirmed that a body found in West Yorkshire is that of Pamela Jackson from Chester-le-Street in County Durham.

55-year-old Pamela disappeared nearly three months ago.

A post mortem examination has revealed that she died of head inuries.

A man has already been charged with her murder.

Watch the lunchtime report from Jonny Blair below.

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Family of Pamela Jackson 'shocked but relieved'

The family of Pamela Jackson have released a statement describing their shock, but also relief, that the grandmother's body has been found.

Pamela Jackson, a mother of three sons and grandmother of four, was reported missing in March. Her body was found in moorland in West Yorkshire earlier this week.

"Although the weekend's developments came as a shock, our main feeling now is of enormous relief that Pamela has been found.

"The last few months have been a nightmare, all we have been able to do is sit and wait for news.

"Now we feel able to grieve properly and can think about bringing her home so we can give her a proper send off.

"We also want to thank all those involved in the search, who have worked tirelessly in some very difficult conditions."

– Statement from family of Pamela Jackson

Pamela Jackson died 'of head injuries'

A post mortem carried out on the body of Pamela Jackson, who was reported missing from her home in County Durham three months ago, has concluded that she died from head injuries.

The body of the 55-year-old woman was discovered on Monday in a shallow grave in West Yorkshire.

Police confirm body found is that of Pamela Jackson

Police have confirmed that a body found in a shallow grave on moorland in West Yorkshire on Monday is that of missing Chester-le-Street woman Pamela Jackson.

The 55-year-old was last seen at her home on Saturday 2nd March and she was officially reported missing the next week.

Officers from Durham Constabulary and West Yorkshire Police had been carrying out searches across a number of locations in the past three months, with help from specialist marine units, mountain rescue volunteers and police helicopters.

The grave was found last weekend in the Turvin Road area, close to Ripponden in West Yorkshire, about 60 metres from the roadside.

Body of Pamela Jackson found in West Yorkshire

Police have now confirmed that a body found in West Yorkshire in the search for a missing woman from County Durham is that of Pamela Jackson from Chester-le-Street.

Pamela Jackson was reported missing on 7 March Credit: Durham Constabulary

The 55-year-old was last seen at her home in The Crescent, Chester-le-Street on Saturday 2nd March and was officially reported missing the following Thursday, 7 March.

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Detectives at "scene of preservation" following discovery of body

West Yorkshire Police work at the scene where a body was discovered this afternoon Credit: ITV News

Police are working at the scene where a body was discovered during the search for missing 55 year old County Durham woman Pamela Jackson. Durham Police say the body was found in the Turvin Road area, nine miles from the West Yorkshire town of Halifax this afternoon.

Mrs Jackson has been missing from her home in Chester-le-Street since March 2nd. Despite numerous police appeals, there's been no trace of the grandmother. Police say formal identification of the body is yet to take place and the location where it was found is now a "scene of preservation".

Mrs Jackson's partner, 50 year old Adrian Muir from Halifax, is currently on remand charged with her murder.

Detectives confirm discovery of a body in search for Pamela Jackson

Durham Police have this afternoon confirmed that teams searching for 55 year old Pamela Jackson from Chester le Street have found a body in West Yorkshire. The grandmother has been missing since March 2nd. Her partner, 50 year old Adrian Muir, has been charged with her murder.

"Police searching for Pamela Jackson, missing from her Chester-le-Street home, have, within the last couple of hours found the body of a woman in West Yorkshire. The woman's body was found in the Turvin Road area, about nine miles from Halifax. No formal identification has been made at this stage."

– Spokesperson, Durham Police
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