A body has been recovered in the search for missing 25-year-old woman Molly Ann Garbutt.

Police, RAF search teams and rescue units launched an appeal for information and sightings of Molly whose black Renault Clio car had been located just before 8am on Tuesday (April 2) parked off the B6265 near to Dibbles Bridge at Hebden. 

Following initial enquiries and an appeal by West Yorkshire Police early this morning, North Yorkshire Police has been conducting searches in the Yorkshire Dales area in the effort to find Molly.

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

On Wednesday (April 3) evening, police searching for missing Molly confirmed that they had found a body and the search had been called off.

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police added: “While formal identification has not yet taken place, Molly’s family have been informed about the
death and they are being supported by the police. 

“We ask that their privacy is respected at this difficult time as we prepare a report for the coroner.
“Anyone with information that could assist should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 4, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12240057708 when providing details.”