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Missing Chilton woman

Kimberley Fryatt. Credit: Durham Police

Police are appealing for help to trace a woman who has been reported missing.

Kimberley Fryatt, 28, (also known as Kimberley Moralee) was last seen at around 12.10pm today (Monday, November 20) leaving a property in Arthur Street, in the village of Chilton, near Bishop Auckland.

She is described as being 5ft 4in, of medium build, with short black hair. She was last seen wearing a black coat with a fur lined hood.

Former hospice boss appears in court on fraud and theft charges

Graham Leggatt-Chidgey. Credit: ITV News

The former chief executive of Butterwick Hospice appeared in court today accused of stealing from the charity.

Graham Leggatt-Chidgey faces two charges of fraud by false representation and one charge of theft.

Teesside Magistrates Court heard the alleged offences took place over an eight year period.

He entered no pleas, and will appear at Teesside Crown Court on October 18th.

The 62-year-old stood down from his role at the organisation in April.

The charity provides support for people with life-limiting illnesses at its hospices in Stockton and Bishop Auckland.

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