Man charged with murder of Harrogate woman

Susan Howells.
Susan Howells.

Police investigating the disappearance of a Harrogate woman have charged a man with her murder.

Dale Tarbox, 39, of Station Road, Doncaster, appeared before Leeds Magistrates' Court today, Tuesday, accused of the murder of Susan Howells, who was last seen in February of this year.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Leeds Crown Court on Thursday.

The inquiry is being led by West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, who following further enquiries, are now treating it as a murder investigation.

A 63-year-old woman also arrested in connection with Miss Howells’ disappearance has been released on bail, and enquiries are continuing at locations across Bradford and Doncaster.