Public asked for help to find missing North Yorkshire woman

North Yorkshire Police are appealing to the public for their help to locate a missing woman from Helmsley.   Barbara Colling, 68, has not been seen since 9.30am on Monday 28 January 2013 when she was sighted walking from Helmsley towards Stokesley.

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 growing increasingly concerned as Barbara has serious health issues and her behaviour is out of character.

Officers, search and rescue teams and local residents in Helmsley have conducted extensive searches in the local area.

Although it is strongly believed that Barbara is in Helmsley it is possible that she has travelled to another area of the country.

Officers are asking people to report any sightings of a woman matching her description to the police.

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

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