Police confirm missing North Yorkshire woman, 21, has been found safe after major search

Police have issued an urgent appeal to help find a woman who has gone missing in North Yorkshire.

UPDATED AT 4pm: Missing 21-year-old Britany Wheldon from Malton was found safe and well just before 2.40pm today (Monday December 6).

She was located by search and rescue volunteers near to where she was last seen on Sunday morning at Allerston near Pickering.

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Concerns for Britany Wheldon were raised by her worried family at around 4.30pm on Sunday (December 5).

Police are searching Dalby Forest for Britany

The 21-year-old, from Malton, was last seen at around 9.30am the same day in the Allerston area near Pickering. Her black Kia Picanto car was found nearby.

Police searches, supported by mountain rescue team volunteers and a police helicopter, are ongoing in and around Dalby Forest.

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Britany is described as white with long straight blonde hair and a slim build. It is believed she was wearing grey leggings, a white and black jumper, possibly a hi-viz riding top, and a pale pink body warmer with a hood.

A statement from North Yorkshire Police said: "Any who recalls seeing a woman matching Britany’s description are urged to call North Yorkshire Police without delay on 101, option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference number 12210255354."