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Police investigating the disappearance of a woman from North Yorkshire have charged a man with her murder.
He was remanded in custody to appear before Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.
The inquiry is being led by West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, who following further enquiries, are now treating it as a murder investigation.
A 63-year-old woman also arrested in connection with Miss Howells’ disappearance has been released on bail and enquiries are continuing at locations across Bradford and Doncaster.