Body of missing woman found

Valerie Galley, whose body was found in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Valerie Galley, whose body was found in the early hours of Thursday morning.
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POLICE searching for a woman missing from her home near Tadcaster have found a body.

Valerie Galley, 49, was last seen by her son when she left their home in Ulleskelf, at 9am yesterday.

Police officers recovered a woman’s body from the River Wharfe at Ryther in the early hours of this morning.

Ms Galley had set off on a bike ride.

After concerns were raised for her wellbeing, a search was conducted of open land around the Ulleskelf, Tadcaster and Ryther areas.

Her immediate family have been informed of the discovery, a North Yorkshire Police spokesman said.