Funeral for Barbara Colling

The funeral of Barbara Colling, who went missing in Helmsley and was found dead two weeks later, will take place today.

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Police thank volunteers for help in search of Barbara

Police searching for missing Helmsley woman, Barbara Colling, have thanked the public for their continued support.

Barbara was last seen walking along the B1257 near Abbotts Hag at around 9.30am on Monday January 28th.

More than 200 volunteers turned out in force last weekend to assist with the search for the missing woman.

“I would like to thank everyone who turned out in the effort to find Barbara. Their help has been absolutely tremendous.

Sadly, we are now treating the search as a body recovery exercise, as there is very little chance of finding Barbara alive.

We are supporting her family at this difficult time and will continue to do so until the search ends."

– Inspector Andy Everitt, Malton Safer Neighbourhood Team,

Anyone who can help locate Barbara Colling is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police immediately by dialling 101, selecting option 1 and passing the information to the Force Control Room.

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