A widespread search carried out by the police, RAF rescue teams and Coastguard after the car of a missing 25-year-old woman was found in the Yorkshire Dales. 

Molly Ann Garbutt, aged 25, was reported missing on Tuesday (April 2, 2024) evening with immediate concerns for her welfare.

The Northern Echo: Molly Ann GarbuttMolly Ann Garbutt (Image: NORTH YORKSHIRE POLICE)

The car was found by Rural Watch volunteers just before 8am today (Wednesday, April 3) parked off the B6265 near Dibbles Bridge at Hebden.

North Yorkshire Police is conducting searches and enquiries in the surrounding area in an effort to find Molly, who is from Leeds.

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These are being supported by RAF Mountain Rescue and the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, along with a HM Coastguard helicopter.

Molly is described as white, slim build, with long ginger hair. She was last seen wearing a brown velvet thigh-length coat, pink leggings and white boots.

Anyone with information or sightings of a woman in the area matching Molly’s description is urged to report it by calling 999, quoting the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12240057708.