Missing Leeds woman’s car found close to Harrogate district
Apr 3, 2024
Molly Ann Garbutt

A car belonging to a missing Leeds woman has been found close to the border of the former Harrogate district.

Molly Ann Garbutt, 25, was reported missing last night (Tuesday, April 2) with police saying they had “immediate concerns for her welfare”.

Enquiries led officers to establish Molly’s black Renault Clio was in the Grassington area from around 7pm last night.

Her car was found by Rural Watch volunteers just before 8am today, parked off the B6265 near Dibbles Bridge at Hebden, about two miles from Greenhow in the former Harrogate district.

West Yorkshire Police issued the initial appeal for information but following the discovery of the car North Yorkshire Police has joined the search.

It said in a statement this afternoon:

“North Yorkshire Police is conducting searches and enquiries in the surrounding area in the effort to find Molly.

“These are being supported by RAF Mountain Rescue and the Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Association, along with a HM Coastguard helicopter.

“Molly is described as white, slim build, with long ginger hair. She was last seen wearing a brown velvet thigh-length coat, pink leggings and white boots.”

Officers have urged anyone with information or sightings of a woman in the area matching Molly’s description to report it by calling 999.

Quote North Yorkshire Police reference number 12240057708 when passing on information.

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