Man's body found on wasteland near Wath
5:16pm 8th January 2010
Police searching for 36 year old Ian Simpkin, who went missing from his home in Wath near Ripon earlier this week, have found the body of a man.
The man was found deceased in an isolated wooded area this afternoon approximately two miles from the village of Wath.
The body has not yet been formally identified, but police believe it to be Mr Simpkin.
A post mortem is due to be carried out and an investigation will be launched by a coroner.
Police believe there are no suspicious circumstances.
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