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Major search for missing Skipton woman

Carol Latham

[P]olice searching for missing Carol Latham, 63, from Skipton are continuing extensive searches of the area today (17 January 2018).

Carol left her home in Carleton Road, Skipton, between 9.15am and 11.15am on Monday 15 January 2018, and has not been seen since.

She is described as 5ft 4in tall, of medium build with red / brown short hair. It us unknown what she was wearing when she left the house.

Officers are extremely concerned for Carol’s safety and are appealing to anyone who has seen her or knows where she is now to contact them.

In addition to specialist police teams and ground searches, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, the National Police Air Service, the Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Underwater Search Team and volunteer search and rescue teams are all involved in the search for Carol.

Inspector Chris Galley of Skipton Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are very worried about Carol and need to find her as a matter of urgency. It’s been 48 hours since she was last seen and our concerns grown with every hour she remains missing. She has no access to money, transport or a phone that we are aware of. The weather last night was freezing and we can only hope that she has found shelter.

“It’s very out of character for her to go missing and information from the public is vital to our search. Anyone who has seen her, is urged to contact us – no matter how insignificant you think the information is. Or better still, if Carol hears or sees this appeal, please get in touch with the police, your family or friends and let us know that you are safe.”

Anyone who has seen Carol or knows where she is now, is urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

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