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Pasty thief caught with his trousers down

Police in Malton have released CCTV of a man wanted on suspicion of stealing a pasty from a shop in Norton.

The man was seen on camera taking the pasty out of a fridge and hiding it down his trousers in Costcutter on Commercial Street shortly before 7pm on Friday 16 August.

Police want to speak to this man in relation to the incident Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Officers are appealing to anyone who recognises the man in the photograph to contact them with information.

Police: "We will not stop until we can find her"

The search for Rania Alayed continues today (15th August) and police ave thanked the public for their help so far. Officers are also still asking for information about a campervan.

"GMP, supported by colleagues from North Yorkshire Police and the military, have been working tirelessly to finds Rania and we will not stop until we can find her.

"I understand there might not be anything unusual about a campervan parked on a layby in the early hours and I recognise it might not have struck you as significant at the time.

"However, we have reason to believe that Rania's body could be located near to this stretch of road and this is where we have been concentrating our searches."

– Detective Superintendent Serena Kennedy, of Greater Manchester Police's Major Incident Team

The search continues for Rania Alayed

Detectives investigating the murder of Rania Alayed are continuing the search for her. Hundreds of motorists have been asked to help trace a campervan that has been linked to her disappearance.

Police have been searching a stretch of the A168/A19 near Thirsk. Officers will carry out a line search in a northbound layby between the A1 and Thirsk. The search could go on for weeks.

Search for body of missing woman resumes by A19

The search for the body of a woman believed to have been murdered will resume today beside the A19, near Thirsk in North Yorkshire. Rania Alayed, originally from Norton on Teesside, moved to Manchester with her family in January. She has not been seen since June.

Rania Alayed
Rania Alayed vanished in June from her new home in Manchester Credit: Greater Manchester Police

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Neighbours shock that mother may have been murdered

The former neighbours of missing Rania Alayed have spoken of their shock to hear that she may have been murdered after moving to the North West earlier this year.

She has not been seen since June and police now believe her body may be buried beside the A19 near Thirsk. Friends living close to Rania's former home in Norton on Teesside said they were horrified.

Rania's body could be buried or hidden beside the A19

Police investigating the murder of a woman believe her body could be buried, or hidden, somewhere near the A19 in North Yorkshire.

Rania Alayed, who used to live on Teesside, vanished from her home in Greater Manchester two months ago. A day later, a white campervan thought to be connected to the investigation was seen near Thirsk.

Claire Montgomery reports.

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Police believe missing mother 'buried beside A19'

Rania Alayed, 25, was reported missing from her home in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, on July 2. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The body of a missing mother-of-three is believed to be buried or concealed along a 19-mile (30km) stretch of rural road, police have said.

Rania Alayed, 25, was reported missing from her home in Cheetham Hill, Manchester, on July 2, having been last seen in public on the evening of June 7.

It is thought she was taken in a white camper van in the early hours of June 8 to the Thirsk area of North Yorkshire, where her body was disposed of.

Police have seized this caravan which they believe Rania Alayed was taken in. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

The Leyland DAF 200 vehicle, registration number F864 RJB, which has since been recovered, is believed to have stopped in an unidentified layby on the northbound A19.

Two men have been charged with Ms Alayed's murder but detectives want to trace her body as their investigations continue.

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