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Protests to take place in Scarborough town centre

The English Defence League are to stage a protest through Scarborough town centre today. They will march in support of homeless veterans.

Police say a counter demonstration is expected to take place, organised by 'Unity' - a range of groups who are opposed to the presence of the EDL.

The demonstrations are due to take place between 11am and 4pm. Some disruption is expected in the town centre around Vernon Road, Aberdeen Walk and outside Brunswick Shopping Centre.


Construction begins on Scarborough university campus

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on Friday to mark the beginning of construction on a new £14 million university campus in Scarborough.

Artist's Impression Credit: Press Association

The campus, which is part of Coventry University, has already taken its first batch of students, with their new buildings expected to be ready by September 2016.

The current students and staff are based in designated teaching rooms in Scarborough Spa, with a Library and Learning Resource Centre at Woodend Creative until their new home is completed.


Drug dealer jailed for Scarborough heroin supply

A drug dealer has been jailed for five and a half years for supplying heroin in Scarborough.

Jonathan Royle was jailed for five and a half years for supplying heroin Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Jonathan Royle, aged 29, of Surrey Road, Manchester, was arrested in Plymouth in March where he was charged with being concerned in the supply of Class A drugs - heroin - between 1 July 2014 to 3 August 2014.

Detective Constable Andy Hall , of the Scarborough Serious Crime Team, said: "The conviction and prison sentence handed to Royle demonstrates once again the sheer determination of North Yorkshire Police and our community partners to tackle the scourge of drug dealing head-on. The criminal gangs who operate across county borders and come to North Yorkshire, particularly to Scarborough from the North West of England, know that we are watching and waiting for them. There will be no let-up in our effort to rid them from our area."

Appeal after body found on beach

North Yorkshire Police are appealing for help to identify an elderly man found dead on Scarborough's North Bay beach on Friday morning.

Police and paramedics were alerted at 7.54am on Friday, September 11, by a member of the public to the body of a man on the beach.

Police are treating it as a sudden and unexplained death at this early stage as enquiries continue.

Officers are seeking the public's assistance to help identify the man who is described as white, aged between 75 and 85 and is 5ft 9in tall. He has a medium build with grey hair, blue-green eyes and size nine feet. He had a gold crown on the lower left side of his jaw.

The man was found wearing a white, purple and blue check full sleeve shirt, a white vest, grey socks and black 'Paddlers' make shoes. He was also wearing an analogue "Eton" watch.

Police would like to trace any witnesses who, during the past 24 hours, may have seen someone in the area of the North Bay or entering the water, who matches this description.

Anyone with information which could assist in this investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference 12150160099.

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