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Final preparations ahead of Whitby Regatta

Final preparations are underway ahead of this year's Whitby Regatta.

A ladies' crew from Fisherman's Rowing Club Credit: ITV News

Rowing teams have been practising ahead of the race which is the highlight of the year for the rowers and for thousands more who come to enjoy Whitby's annual maritime festival.

The Fishermans' crews compete against their town rivals the Friendship Club - and also Scarborough Rowing Club.

A mens' crew from Fisherman's Rowing Club Credit: ITV News

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Father of two repeatedly spat at in the face after confronting Scarborough litter louts

North Yorkshire Police want to speak to these men Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police have appealed for information after a man was grabbed by the throat and repeatedly spat at in the face after confronting litter louts as he got off a cruise boat in Scarborough

The 36-year-old was with his wife and two children when he saw the three men dropping rubbish as they disembarked the Regal Lady cruise on Saturday evening.

After confronting them, two of them grabbed him by his throat, spat in his face repeatedly and verbally abused him before escaping.

North Yorkshire Police have appealed for anyone who recognises them to get in touch.

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