Bid to keep Scarborough's beaches clean

People are being urged to help take part in cleaning Scarborough's beaches today as part of a campaign to keep them barefoot friendly.

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Beauty pageant ends in punch up

Police were called to the Miss Scarborough beauty contest after a fight broke out when supporters of one of the contestants claimed the competition was a fix.

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Security were kicked, punched and attacked with handbags by a section of the audience when their favourite contestant was eliminated, according to reports.

Some of the horrified young women were said to have wept as glasses flew through the air, and pensioners among the supporters were knocked to the ground in the scrap.

According to the Scarborough News, security stepped in when supporters of one contestant were asked to stop booing.

There were chants of "fix" from a section of the audience at the Scarborough Fair Collection in Lebberston, according to the Yorkshire Post.

Organiser of the pageant Diane Yalezo declined to comment about the trouble on Saturday night.

But earlier she said she had picked One Moment In Time as the walk-on music for the winner, 18-year-old Jess Gale.

Ms Yalezo told the Yorkshire Post: "Jess should have been able to walk on to that stage and have that one moment but it was totally ruined by that one family."

The Miss Scarborough winner will go on to the Miss England finals in Torquay on June 16.

Money was raised on the night for Martin House Children's Hospice.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called at around 11.45pm on Saturday April12 to the Flower of May holiday park, Lebberston, following reports of a disturbance.

"When officers arrived at around 11.50pm, the situation had calmed down.

"Police have not received any complaints and no one has been arrested in connection with the incident."

Scarborough rowers take on Atlantic challenge on dry land

Simon Taylor, Bridget Marshall, Bob Hewitt, Carina Pelucci, Donna Gibson and Ian Warwick who are taking part in the challenge Credit: Dave Barry

About 120 fit people are to row the equivalent of the width of the Atlantic to boost Scarborough RNLI's £200,000 Supacat appeal.

Today the lifeboat will be pushed down the slipway to make room for 30 Concept 2 rowing machines in the lifeboathouse.

The fundraising effort is being organised by Scarborough Rowing Club, which will share the proceeds with the RNLI.

Over 12 hours, competitors aim to row 4,700km, the distance from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean. This is the route rowers usually take when crossing the Atlantic.

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Scarborough fly tippers fined

Two fly tippers have been fined for dumping waste in front of the house they were working on in Scarborough last year.

Rubbish left by fly tippers in Scarborough
Rubbish left by fly tippers in Scarborough

Mr Iqbal and Mr Bahar of Fairfield Road, Bradford, were charged under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 and in their absence the magistrates fined them each £600.00, a £60 victim surcharge and £150 costs - a total of £1620.00 to be paid by them within 14 days.

A Scarborough Borough Council officer witnessed the men dumping building waste from a property they were working on at North Marine Road on 15 July 2013. A member of the public also brought it to the council’s attention.

The matter was investigated by the council’s Waste Enforcement team but the fly tipping pair refused to get in touch or respond to any request for information. The council subsequently removed the waste on public safety grounds.

Scarborough police seek help in historical sexual abuse investigation

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for people in the Scarborough area to come forward with any information about the late Peter Jaconelli - a prominent local businessman and former Mayor of Scarborough - as part of an ongoing investigation into historic sexual abuse.

The request for information, be it from potential victims or those with knowledge relating to allegations about Mr Jaconelli, follows last week’s announcement by North Yorkshire Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner that it has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Recent publicity has identified a number of people who say they were victims of Mr Jaconelli when they were younger.

North Yorkshire Police is keen to identify possible other victims and is also appealing for any information that could assist the inquiry.

A police spokesman said: “Anyone who believes they have been a victim of Peter Jaconelli, or has relevant information and who has not recently contacted North Yorkshire Police, are asked to do so as soon as possible.

“It is important that victims are able to access the specialist support services that are readily available, and that we gather all the evidence in respect of this matter."

Company hopes new bus order will convince others to buy British

600 manufacturing jobs have been safeguarded in Scarborough following a multi-million pound order placed with a local bus building firm.

National Express are to buy up to 600 new vehicles from Alexander Dennis over the next five years. It is hoped the order will boost the local economy and encourage other companies to buy British:

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Scarborough sex abuser jailed

A man from Scarborough has been jailed for historic sexual abuse.

Paul Henry Agar, 49, was sentenced to eight years in prison at York Crown Court, having been found guilty of five counts of sexual activity with a girl under 16 and one count of indecent assault.

The offences took place between May and October 2004, against a teenage girl in Scarborough.

I am very pleased with the sentence handed down by the court. It shows how seriously all of the agencies in the criminal justice system take these horrific offences.

I would also like to praise the bravery of the victim for having the courage to come forward and report this distressing abuse.

This case shows that even if the abuse took place a number of years ago, it is never too late to report the offences.

If you have been the victim of this type of crime there is no need to suffer in silence. We have specially trained police officers who will be able to give you the appropriate support.

– Detective Constable Angela Martindale, of North Yorkshire Police’s Major Crime Unit

Distinctive items stolen in Scarborough burglary

Police investigating a house burglary in Scarborough have issued photos of some distinctive items which were stolen from the property.

The house, which is situated in the old town area of Scarborough, was burgled while the owners were away between 9 and 12 March 2014.

Items stolen from house in Scarborough

The photographs of the stolen items include two silver candelabras, two silver candle sticks with candle snuffers, seven cut crystal dressing table pots with silver tops and a rare, antique clock.

Items stolen from house in Scarborough

Other stolen items include three silver baby rattles, a green marble chess set, ten silver napkin rings, six silver condiment pots, a digital camera and a silver corkscrew.

Items stolen from house in Scarborough

Detective Constable Jeremy Pratt of Scarborough CID, said: “The stolen goods are quite distinctive, in particular the clock, of which there are not many in circulation, particularly in the Scarborough area. As well as being distinctive, the items are also of great sentimental value to the owners."

Items stolen from house in Scarborough
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