A WOMAN who went missing from her North Yorkshire home has been found, police have this morning confirmed.

North Yorkshire Police had been concerned for the welfare of a 21-year-old who was reported mimssing from Malton, North Yorkshire, yesterday morning.

The force appealed to the public for information which could help trace her.

Police search teams, assisted by the NPAS police helicopter and a mountain rescue team, had been focusing their attention around Dalby Forest, Thornton-Le-Dale and Pickering after he car was located in the forest.

This morning a member of the public, who had seen the appeal, recognised her and was able to contact police and help get the woman back to safety.

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A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "The 21-year-old woman who went missing from Malton yesterday has this morning been found by a member of the public.

"The woman is safe and well and will now be receiving any help and support that is required.

"The member of the public that found the woman had recognised her after seeing last nights appeal.

"Thank you to everyone who shared the appeal."

 

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