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Melsonby Village
Melsonby is located in North Yorkshire
 Melsonby shown within North Yorkshire
OS grid reference NZ198084
District Richmondshire
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RICHMOND
Postcode district DL10
Dialling code 01325 718
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
List of places

Coordinates: 54°28′15″N 1°41′42″W / 54.47081°N 1.6951°W / 54.47081; -1.6951

Melsonby is a village and civil parish in the Richmondshire district of North Yorkshire, England. It lies a few miles west of the A1(M) motorway.

Murder of Diana Garbutt[edit]

In March 2010, village postmistress Diana Garbutt was found dead in the living quarters above the shop, after suffering severe head injuries. Her husband Robin Garbutt was charged with her murder.[1] He was committed for trial and pleaded not guilty. On 27 September Robin Garbutt was released on bail due to a significant breakthrough in the case against him.[2]

On 19 April 2011, following trial at Teesside Crown Court, he was convicted of the murder of Diane Garbutt and was sentenced to life imprisonment.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Husband charged with Melsonby post office murder". BBC News. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2010. 
  2. ^ "Husband of Melsonby postmistress released on bail". BBC News Online (BBC). 27 September 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Husband guilty of Melsonby postmistress murder". BBC News. 19 April 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Melsonby at Wikimedia Commons