A WOMAN who went missing for three days has thanked the massive team of people which looked for her.

Emily Stothard, 30, from Paddock, disappeared in the early hours of Monday morning.

A massive campaign to find her was sparked when the popular cinema worker failed to report for her shift at the Odeon.

Huddersfield detectives began an inquiry and Emily’s mum, Sara, appealed for her to come home.

A large group of friends mobilised to put up posters and hand out flyers around town and dozens of people searched woods near her home.

Almost 4,000 people joined the Facebook group set up to co-ordinate finding her.

The campaign went nationwide on social media and celebrity comedian Tim Minchin and Look North presenter Harry Gration both re-tweeted appeals on Twitter.

Late on Wednesday their prayers were answered when Emily handed herself in to a crisis centre in Doncaster, just after 11pm.

A police spokesman said she had been spoken to by South Yorkshire officers and was later reunited with her family.

Her mum is based near York while her sister lives in Hull.

Emily, who has lived in Huddersfield for more than a decade, hails from Wainfleet in Lincolnshire, but it has not been confirmed why she ended up in Doncaster.

Yesterday she thanked the large group of worried friends who set up a Facebook group, Help Find Emily.

Commenting on the wall she put: “Hello there people, I would just like to thank all of you for your tireless efforts to try and find me.

“It’s all so overwhelming. I obviously have some things I need to sort out, but thanks to all of you, I know I can.

“I feel so honoured, thanks again.”

Members of the group, who had spent days looking for her, shared celebratory messages.

One of the leaders of the campaign, Shaun Walsh, wrote to members thanking them for their efforts.

He said: “The response of our friends, friends of friends, friends of friends of friends, has been astounding.

“4,000 people in this group has restored my faith in the human race.”