Body found in Gemma Simpson murder investigation

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Police investigating the murder of Gemma Simpson, who went missing from Leeds in May 2000, have found remains at Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire.

Detective Chief Inspector Adrian Taylor of Protective Services Crime, said: “Officers investigating the murder of Gemma Simpson have recently been conducting enquiries in the vicinity of Brimham rocks in North Yorkshire.

“As a result of extensive work in this area officers from West Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Police have now located human remains.

“It will take some time before the identification of the body can be confirmed but Gemma’s family have been kept fully informed of developments.”

“Brimham Rocks itself remains open to the public.”

Martin Bell, 44, of St Leonard’s Crescent, Scarborough, was charged with her murder in July this year.