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Monday, August 24, 1998 Published at 16:44 GMT 17:44 UK


Newly-wed search called off for night

The couple married two days before they disappeared

Police divers searching for Barry Collett, who disappeared while on his honeymoon last week, have called off their search for the night.

The search will resume on Tuesday morning on the stretch of the River Wharfe in West Yorkshire where the body of Mr Collett's wife, Lynn, was found at the weekend.

The BBC's Jon Brain reports from the scene
Mrs Collett was identified by her parents, Ernest and Valerie Spreadborough, who had travelled north from their Hampshire home after hearing of the discovery of the body at Addingham Weir, near Ilkley, earlier on Sunday.

[ image: The body was found by divers]
The body was found by divers
Brian and Margaret Collett have also travelled to Yorkshire to await news of the search for their son.

The couple, who were married on 15 August, were celebrating their honeymoon in the Yorkshire Dales when they went missing last Monday.

They were last seen leaving their holiday cottage in Appletreewick to go on a walk.

Fears for their safety grew on Tuesday when a body was spotted in the River Wharfe and a jacket was later recovered which contained keys to the house.

[ image: The stretch of the Wharfe known as the Strid is deep and fast-moving]
The stretch of the Wharfe known as the Strid is deep and fast-moving
The spot where the couple are believed to have fallen in is about one and a half miles from the holiday cottage.

Police said water levels were very high when the couple went walking.

Mrs Collett, 26, a student nurse, came from Long Sutton, Hook, in Hampshire.

Barry Collett, 29, a computer operator for an engineering company, came from Camberley, Surrey.

The couple were married at Long Sutton Church before spending their wedding night at a hotel in Maiden's Green, Berkshire, and travelling north on Sunday.

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