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Pamela Jackson to be laid to rest

Hundreds of mourners are expected at the funeral of Pamela Jackson today. Pamela had been missing since March, having last been seen at her home in Chester-le-Street.

Police found her body in May in moorland on the Lancashire/West Yorkshire border.

Pamela will be laid to rest at Mountsett Crematorium in Stanley.


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

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.