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Police hunting for a missing Riccall man have found a body


4:41pm 7th July 2011

Police, searching for a missing man from Riccall, have found a body.

Doctor Andrew Stanford was last seen by his family on Wednesday morning.

Officers have told Minster FM there's no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and a coroner's report is being prepared.

They say Mr Stanford's family are naturally very distressed and want to be left to grieve in peace.


Dr Andrew Stanford was last seen by his wife at around 9am on Wednesday 6th July 2011, after he dropped her off at the McArthurGlen shopping complex near York. When she returned home later in the day, Dr Stanford’s car was there but he was not.

She contacted York police on Wednesday evening when she became concerned by his continued absence.

Officers carryied out extensive searches in and around the Riccall area.

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