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Police release CCTV after Bridlington robbery

Detectives investigating the robbery of an elderly woman in Bridlington have released a CCTV still of two men who may be able to help with inquiries.

Credit: Humberside Police

The 82-year-old victim was in the car park of the Bridlington Sports Club, heading to the cut-through from Moorfield Road skate park to the rugby ground, when the incident happened shortly before 4pm on Wednesday, December 2.

One of the men pushed the woman to the ground and grabbed her handbag but she refused to let go and he and his accomplice escaped in the direction of Queensgate Way.

The victim suffered facial injuries and was treated by paramedics at the scene.


82-year-old fights back against bag snatchers

A pensioner in Bridlington has suffered facial injuries after being attacked by two men.

The 82-year-old woman was in the car park of the Bridlington Sports Club when the men tried to rob her. One of the men pushed her to the ground and grabbed her handbag.

However, she refused to let go and he and his accomplice escaped in the direction of Queensgate Way.

She was treated by paramedics at the scene.

The man who attacked her is said to be white, around 5ft 9in tall, of slender build, aged 15 to 17, with light coloured hair.

He was wearing a grey hooded tracksuit top, dark skinny jeans and white trainers.

The second man was also white, aged in his mid to late 30s, around 5ft 7in tall, of medium to large build and stubbly facial hair. He wore a black and red tracksuit top, jeans a black beeny hat.

Thousands of pounds worth of damage caused to cars in Bridlington

Thousands of pounds worth of damage has been caused to cars in Bridlington.

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Officers who were already in the area dealing with a disturbance came across a number of cars parked in a lay-by on Well Lane in Bridlington which had been damaged, with wing mirrors, windscreens and windows smashed.

The damaged cars included; a silver Ford Focus, a red Vauxhall Meriva, red Mazda MX5, a silver Vauxhall Corsa’s, a red Roadster Eunos, a Volvo and a Peugeot 206.

The lay-by is a popular location for people to park up cars in an attempt to sell them.

Through police enquiries it is believed the damage caused to the cars occurred between 00:15am and 00:30am on Sunday November 01, 2015.


Missing Bridlington teenager found safe and well

Missing Bridlington teenager Steven Rex has been found safe and well.

The 14-year-old had failed to arrive at school yesterday and officers were concerned for his welfare.

However, he was found safe and well at around 11.20pm.

Officers leading the investigation would like to thank members of the public and the media for their help in locating Steven.

Concern grows over missing Bridlington schoolboy

Police in Bridlington say they are growing 'increasingly concerned' about the safety of a missing 14-year-old boy.

Stephen Rex has been missing since early on Thursday morning Credit: Humberside Police

Steven Rex was last seen at home around 7.45am today dressed in his school uniform.

However, when he failed to arrive at school his mother was alerted and discovered he had changed out of his uniform after she had left the house.

He has never been missing before and his actions have been described as ‘out of character’ by his family.

Despite extensive searches of the area, Steven is yet to be found and officers are growing concerned for his safety.

Woman dies after suspected diving accident

A female diver has died and another is being treated in hospital after a suspected diving accident on Yorkshire's East Coast.

A dive boat in Bridlington bay contacted the coastguard at 2.35pm to report that a 60-year-old woman was unconscious.

She was airlifted to hospital in Hull but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Another diver is being assessed and has been taken to a hyperbaric unit as a precaution.

It is believed the two people were involved in a diving accident.

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokeswoman said a search and rescue helicopter was sent to the scene from Humberside Airport with an RNLI lifeboat from Flamborough.

"The woman was flown to Hull Royal Infirmary where Hull Coastguard Rescue Team met the helicopter.

"However, despite the efforts of all involved, the diver was declared dead on arrival at the hospital."

– Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokeswoman

"This is a very sad outcome and our thoughts are with the lady's friends and all those who tried to help her."

– Lucy Hicks, Humber Coastguard
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