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Police searching for missing York woman find a body

North Yorkshire Police say they have found a body in the woods where they were searching for a missing 73 year old woman. Sheila Sykes vanished from her home in Dunnington in York on Friday night.

Search teams have spent the weekend combing nearby Hagg Woods following information they received after a public appeal. Just before 6 o clock tonight, they confirmed that a woman's body has been found, however it has not yet been identified.

Search intensifies for missing York pensioner

Sheila Sykes
Sheila Sykes hasn't been seen since Friday night Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police searching for a 73 year old woman who's been missing since Friday are now focussing on woods close to her home in York. Sheila Sykes was last seen leaving her house in Dunnington in the city on Friday night but hasn't been seen since.

Her family say her disappearance is completely out of character. A police helicopter is now searching overhead at Hagg Wood, South East of Dunnington while Scarborough Search and Rescue volunteers comb the woods in their effort to find Mrs Sykes.

The nearby River Derwent will also be included in today's operation. Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Police search for missing York pensioner

Sheila Sykes
Sheila Sykes has been missing overnight Credit: North Yorkshire Police

North Yorkshire police are searching for a 73 year old woman who's been missing from her home in York since yesterday. Sheila Sykes hasn't been seen since leaving her house in Dunnington at 8 o clock last night.

Mrs Sykes's family say her disappearance is completely out of character. She's 5ft 3in tall, of medium build and was wearing a black and white checked coat with black trousers and shoes when she was last seen.

The 73 year old has links with Humberside and may have used public transport as she has a bus pass. Anyone with information is being asked to contact police.

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