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'Come here little boy': Police investigate suspicious incident in York

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Police are investigating after a man in a van made suspicious comments to a schoolboy in York.

The 13-year-old was on Whitby Avenue after getting off a school bus when the man, who was a passenger in a blue van, lent out of the window and said: "Come here little boy."

The boy left the scene without talking to the man.

North Yorkshire Police say they believe it was "an isolated incident".


Scarborough sea rescue of woman and dog

A woman and her dog were rescued from the sea at Scarborough by lifeboat and coastguard rescue teams.

The alarm was raised at about 5.30pm after it's thought the woman entered the water, near to the Spa complex, to rescue her dog. A member of the public threw her a life-saving ring, which kept the woman afloat until she was rescued.

A spokesman for the coastguard said she had been in the water for up to 15 minutes and was suffering from hypothermia. She was taken to hospital for treatment. The dog was also saved.

The rescue came on the day thousands of people descended on Scarborough's foreshore for the traditional 'skipping and flipping' Pancake Day event.


Triple Olympic champion rower retires

Triple Olympic champion Andrew Triggs Hodge, who grew up in Hebden North Yorkshire, has hung up his oars.

Great Britain's Andy Triggs Hodge during the homecoming event in Leeds City Centre. Credit: Press Association

The 37 year old won gold medals in the coxless fours at the Beijing and London Olympics, and last summer made it a hat trick with gold in the men's eights in Rio.

Andy says he will now focus his attention creating more opportunities for others to row.

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