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Public urged to look out for wanted man

Aaron Bennett Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Scarborough police are appealing for the public to report any sightings of a wanted man.

Aaron Bennett, 25, is wanted on suspicion of burglary and officers believe he is currently in the Scarborough area.

Police have been conducting checks at a number of addresses in the town in an effort to locate Bennett, who is aware that he is wanted.

Members of the public are being urged to remain vigilant and contact the police or Crimestoppers if they see him.

Bennett is described as white, around 5ft 10in tall, with a heavy build, blue eyes and fair hair.

Scarborough Council official sacked for "leak"

Scarborough Council has revealed it has sacked a town hall official for leaking a confidential document to "an unauthorised third party."

It has given no more details about the leak.

The authority meets next week to discuss ways of improving security and ensuring that confidential documents that are meant to be seen only by certain councillors are not passed on to others.

The council's legal chief says it has become clear that documents have been occasionally leaked.

In November 2013 a further unauthorised disclosure of confidential legal information which could have jeopardised the council’s position in a commercial law case led to an immediate review of access to confidential reports.


Decision expected on £3m Scarborough lifeboat station

Artist's impression

Plans for a new £3 million lifeboat station in Scarborough go before councillors today, for a final decision.

Artist's impression

Scarborough Council planning officers have recommended that the station be given planning approval.

The RNLI say the boathouse will allow the charity to house its state-of-the-art £2m Shannon class lifeboat, as the current 70-year-old station is too small.

Scarborough man jailed for sex crimes against girls

Graham Stubbings

A Scarborough man has been jailed after being found guilty of a number of sexual offences against young girls.

Graham John Stubbings, 29, was sentenced to six years in prison at Teesside Crown Court today. He was found guilty of eight counts of sexual activity with children between 2004 and 2012.

Stubbings targeted vulnerable young girls and started sexual relationships with them. His two victims were aged just 12 and 13 when he met them.

Police seeking information about family verbally abused on train

British Transport Police are searching for a group of men who were abusive and aggressive towards a couple and their child.

The men were on a train between York and Scarborough, apparently chanting and swearing. When the couple, along with their 10 year-old daughter confronted them about their behaviour they were verbally abused.

Officers arrested two men from the Scarborough area and are seeking more information about the incident.


Former Scarborough mayor could be stripped of status

A former Scarborough mayor could be stripped of his alderman status at today's full meeting of the town council.

Jimmy Savile with Peter Jaconelli

Peter Jaconelli, who died 15 years ago, was a prominent businessman and a friend of Jimmy Saville's.

North Yorkshire Police have said that if he were alive, he would have been questioned over child sex abuse allegations.

Drugs gang sentenced to more than 12 years in prison

Four people have been sentenced to more than 12 years’ imprisonment for their part in a plot to supply drugs in Scarborough.

Jonathan Bailey was sentenced to six years in prison

The gang, three men and a woman, were caught by North Yorkshire Police’s Organised Crime Unit, who recovered drugs amounting to £275,000 during the investigation.

Jonathan Bailey and Graham Clarke, who had pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs, were sentenced at York Crown Court.

Bailey, aged 40, of Halsey Close, Chadderton, Oldham, was handed a six-year prison term.

Graham Clarke, aged 53, of Chapel Rise, Cross Hill, Hunmanby, was jailed for four-and-half years.

Graham Clarke was sentenced to four-and-a-half-years

Sarfraz Hussain, aged 35, of Newbold Moss, Rochdale, received a nine-month suspended jail sentence on Tuesday 6 May 2014, after pleading guilty to money laundering.

Rachel Clarke, aged 28, of Cleveland Avenue, Scarborough, was sentenced at a hearing on 21 March 2014 to 12 months’ imprisonment for being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs.

Detective Inspector Mark Pearson, of North Yorkshire Police’s Organised Crime Unit, said:

“There was a substantial quantity of drugs involved in this case with the potential to cause a lot of harm to the communities of Scarborough and the rest of North Yorkshire.

The Recorder of York, Judge Stephen Ashurst praised the officers who worked on the case. He said that he was concerned about the trans-Pennine drug trade to the east coast, and congratulated the police for their thoroughness and diligence unravelling a complicated drug investigation.

Police seek woman over purse theft

Police investigating the theft of a purse in Scarborough have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.


Sometime between 10.30am and 11.15am on Saturday 1 March 2014, a black purse was stolen from McDonalds on Huntriss Row.

Officers have reviewed CCTV footage from McDonalds and have identified a woman they would

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