Missing person search: Body found

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THE body of a woman has been found in a river during a search for a pensioner who went missing from her home.

Police searching for Patricia Blundell, 76, from Howsham, near Malton, North Yorkshire, were increasingly concerned for her welfare after she left her home at about midnight.

The body was found in the River Derwent, near Howsham, at about 4pm this afternoon.

It has not been formally identified, although a police spokesman said Mrs Blundell’s family have been informed.

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