Man questioned after woman found dead in Colburn is released on bail

A man arrested after the discovery of a woman’s body in Colburn has been released.

The 44-year-old man, who was arrested on suspicion of murder, has been questioned and released on conditional police bail.

The arrest came after the discovery of a woman’s body on land near the Lidl store in Colburn on Wednesday.

The woman has not yet been formally identified.

However, it is understood the family of 30-year-old Natalie Harker, who was reported as missing from her home in the town earlier in the day, have been informed.

A major police investigation is underway and detectives have appealed for information.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Please quote reference number 12190187139 when providing details about this incident.