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Missing Kathryn Summersgill has been found

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We are pleased to say that missing Kathryn Summersgill was found safe and well in the Buckden area on 23 November 2016.

Thank you to everyone who helped with our appeal.

23 November 2016


Police investigating the disappearance of 62-year-old Kathryn Summersgill are appealing to her friends and family to get in touch.

Kathryn was reported missing on Monday 21 November 2016.

So far, officers have been unable to trace Kathryn’s next of kin and have issued an appeal to help find them and anyone else who knows Kathryn.

The alarm was raised by friends who received letters from Kathryn and became concerned for her welfare.

Her car – a silver Renault Clio – was found in  Buckden car park in  Upper Wharfedale, and contained a parking ticket bought at 9.25am on Friday 18 November 2016.

Sergeant Trevor Burton of Skipton police, said: “We believe Kathryn has a sister who lived in the Leeds area and that she may have family in the Collingham and Yeadon areas. We also believe she has friends in Ilkley.

“Kathryn recently moved back to the area from Worcestershire and has a love of walking in the Dales. She made friends through her love of walking and we are appealing to anyone who knows her to contact us if they have not already spoken to us.”

Extensive searches have been carried out by specialist police search teams and volunteer search and rescue teams. Door to door enquiries have been carried out at local guest houses, bed and breakfast and hotels in the area. Today (23 November 2016) the RAF are due to assist with further searches in the area.

Kathryn is known to walk three main routes from Buckden:

Buckden-Cray Gill- Yockenthwaite – Langstrothdale- Buckden
Buckden- Redmire Woods- along river Wharfe to Starbotton – Buckden
Buckden – through Rakes Wood to the lead mine at Buckden Ghyll – Starbotton – Buckden

Kathryn’s family, friends and acquaintances and anyone who believes they have seen Kathryn in the Buckden area are urged to contact North Yorkshire Police as soon as possible.

Please call 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room.

Last modified: November 24, 2016