Missing man’s body found

THE body of a man found near the Hookstone viaduct last Saturday has been confirmed as that of David Denby Holdsworth, 47, of Hookstone Avenue, Harrogate.

Mr Holdsworth’s family have paid tribute to a man who loved the outdoors and nature and had climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.

Brought up in Keighley, Mr Holdsworth moved to Harrogate after university and worked as a development engineer for Trelleborg in Knaresborough.

His mother, Kathleen, described him as “a loving son and father and a friend to many”. He is survived by his mother, sister Sally Haywood and one daughter.

The funeral will take place in Harrogate next week. For details, call Mrs Haywood on 07525 336026 or funeral director David Gallagher on 01535 690979.