Mother and daughter missing on mountain

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An elderly woman and her daughter have gone missing after setting out to climb England's highest mountain, police said today.











The women set out for Scafell Pike yesterday morning but had not returned to their campsite by midnight.



A search and rescue team and an RAF helicopter search failed to find them last night.



The pair, who are in their 80s and 50s and from the York area, were accompanied by three black and white collie dogs.



Both women are described as being of slight build and around 5ft.



A Cumbria Police spokesman said they have not been seen since setting out from their campsite in Eskdale at around 7.30am yesterday.



Anyone who knows there whereabouts is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 0845 00 247.

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