Helicopter search for missing 11-year-old near Selby


11-year-old Rachel Bennett  has been reported missing in Sherburn-in-Elmet in the Selby District.

update: 16 June 13 at 20:17 – police have confirmed that Rachel has now returned.

Her family have not seen her since 4.30pm today (Sunday 16 June 2013) when she left her home to go a bike ride.

It is believed she may have headed to a nearby wooded area which is where the police searches have concentrated including the use of a helicopter.

Searches and other enquiries in and around the town are also ongoing.

Rachel is described as white with white/blonde hair and hazel coloured eyes.

She was wearing a black waterproof jacket, black jeans and a pink and white striped t-shirt with three-quarter length sleeves.

It is believed Rachel was carrying a bag containing a cricket bat.

Anybody who has seen a girl matching Rachel’s description is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police immediately on 101 – select option 1 – and ask for the Force Control Room.



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