Search for missing walker ends after body found

Stephen Gibson Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police searching for a walker missing on the North York Moors have found a body.

73-year-old Stephen Gibson went missing on 11 November when out walking near Rosedale Chimney Bank.

Mr Gibson, from Terrington near Malton, had become separated from a group of walkers in heavy fog.

His fellow walkers raised the alarm at 7pm when he did not return to his vehicle.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police recovered a man's body near Cropton this morning and say Mr Gibson's family have been informed.