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Major search in Whitby for Ferryhill woman Julie Gamsby

Julie Gamsby
Julie Gamsby

[S]earches are continuing in the Whitby area for missing a County Durham woman.

Julie Gamsby, 59, from Neale Street, Ferryhill, was reported missing by her worried husband after she failed to return home on Saturday (27 May) evening.

It is believed she could be in a distressed state of mind.

Following enquiries by Durham Constabulary, it was established that Julie had been to her cleaning job at the local B&M store early that morning. She then went back to her home address before setting off for Whitby by bus via Darlington between 10am and 11am.

North Yorkshire Police took over the high-risk missing person enquiry after receiving information on Sunday (28 May) morning that Julie may have been near the East Pier in Whitby.

The force co-ordinated a large scale search during Sunday, which involved specialist police search teams and a police dog, a police helicopter, the Coastguard and RNLI lifeboats.

Enquiries and searches are ongoing today (Bank Holiday Monday, 29 May), including checks at local pubs, guest houses and hotels for any sightings or any information about Julie that could assist the effort to locate her.

Julie Gamsby
Julie Gamsby

Julie is described as white, 5ft 3in tall, medium build, with collar length blonde hair. She has numerous tattoos including flowers on her legs and a barbed wire band around her right upper arm. She usually wears gold dangly earrings, rings on her right hand and several bangle bracelets on each wrist. At this stage, it is not known what clothes she was wearing when she travelled to Whitby.

Anyone with information that could assist the missing person inquiry is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police immediately on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12170092110.

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