Concern grows for missing Skipton woman

Police officers have renewed their appeal to find a missing Skipton woman as they grown increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Sara Elizabeth Parkinson, aged 42, from Embsay, was reporting missing on Monday morning (25 November 2013) after she was last seen at around 5pm on Sunday 24 November 2013. Sara has not been seen or heard from since.



sara parkinson 2Sara does not have access to a vehicle or her mobile phone and police officers now have extreme concerns for her safety and wellbeing.

Police are appealing to anyone in the Skipton, Embsay and surrounding areas to contact them if they believe they have seen Sara since Sunday evening. They would also like to hear from public transport providers such as bus drivers and taxi drivers who may have provided transport to Sara or anyone who has given her a lift.

Police search teams and volunteer search and rescue organisations have been carrying out extensive searches of the area including Bolton Abbey – an area where Sara is known to enjoy visiting – however she remains missing.

Chief Inspector Simon Lovell, Safer Neighbourhood Commander for the Skipton area, said:

The longer Sara remains missing and out of contact, the more our concerns grow for her safety. We urge anyone who may have seen Sarah or knows of her current whereabouts to contact us a matter of urgency.

I would also like to make a direct appeal to Sara if she reads or hears this appeal, your family and friends are desperately worried about you and need to know that you are safe. Please contact the police, your family or your friends and let us know that you are safe.

Sara is described as white, around 5ft 1in tall, with a medium build and dark brown hair.

Anyone with information which could help find Sara is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and pass information to the Force Control Room.


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