Appeal to walkers and farmers in bid to find woman

Missing Helmsley woman Barbara Colling
Missing Helmsley woman Barbara Colling
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Police are appealing for help as they continue search for a missing Helmsley woman.

Barbara Colling, 68, has not been seen since 9.35am on Monday 28, in the area of the B1257 at Abbotts Hag.

She is described as white, 5ft 6in tall with a medium build and medium length blonde hair. When she was last seen she wearing a navy blue jacket, blue trousers, a black woollen hat with ear flaps and black boots and is thought to have been carrying a black rucksack.

Police are concerned for Barbara’s welfare as she has serious health issues and doesn’t have access to money.

Inspector Steve Ratcliffe, of North Yorkshire Police, said: “I am urging anyone who may be out and about, including walkers and people working in the area between Helmsley and Stokesley to keep a look out for Barbara.

“I am also asking farmers to check in outbuildings and sheds to see if she’s taken shelter. If anyone sees a woman matching Barbara’s description, I urge to them to contact the police straight away.”

Anyone who can help locate Barbara Colling is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police immediately by dialling 101, selecting option 1 and ask for the Force Control Room.