NORTH Yorkshire Police has confirmed that the body found on Hawnby Moor on Wednesday is that of missing woman, Barbara Colling.

Mrs Colling had not been seen since Monday, January 28 after setting out on a walk and was last seen in the area of the B1257 at Abbotts Hagg, near the Rievaulx turn off.

An intensive search, involving North Yorkshire Police, mountain rescue and members of the public was launched in an attempt to find her.

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Her body was found by a member of the public at 10.45am yesterday. 

"Although formal identification has taken place, the inquest is not expected to be opened and adjourned until early next week," a spokesman said.

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