Police and medical staff say they are receiving a growing number of calls from drug users in the Scarborough area who have overdosed on so-called street Valium. The substance has been found to be laced with Rohypnol - which causes the user's mouth and tongue to turn blue.
Some users have been hospitalised after taking the drug - and police are now warning about the potential health risk.
Anyone with any information can pass the information on anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800555 111 or contact North Yorkshire Police on 101.
A new shuttle bus is being trialled between Bridlington and Scarborough Hospital from today.
The council-run service - which costs passengers £5 for a return journey - has replaced a free facility which hospital bosses say they can no longer afford. It will be reviewed after the 12 week trial period before a final decision is made.
Police are investigating a woman was sexually assaulted near a park in Scarborough.
The incident happened on the morning of Saturday 11 June when the victim, a woman in her 20s, was giving a man a lift.
The man is described as around 40 years of age, short brown-mousy coloured hair, around 5’ ”8-10” tall, proportionate build, wearing a light coloured T Shirt, denim jeans, black boots or shoes and a gold necklace.
The man had left a licenced premises on St Nicholas Street in Scarborough at approximately 3.40am and walked up Newborough and Westborough towards the railway station.
He had then walked through the town centre with the victim.
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North Yorkshire Police is opening a new Volunteer Police Cadet Unit in Scarborough.
Teenagers between the age of 14 and 16 will be given the opportunity to learn more about policing and citizenship, as well as increase their confidence and self-esteem.
It follows the successful opening of the force's York cadet last year.
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North Yorkshire police are appealing for help to trace a man wanted for recall to prison.
27-year-old Craig Uden has connections with Scarborough, and is believed to be in the town's area.
He was originally arrested for theft and assaulting a police officer. Uden was sentenced on 9 November 2015, and released from prison on 9 May 2016, but has since been recalled to custody as he has failed to reside at an approved address, and displayed poor behaviour.
Work is starting on the £2.7m transformation of Scarborough Market Hall.
Contractors are starting preparatory work on the St Helen’s Square building ready for a complete revamp of the market.
The market will remain open with current stalls available throughout the work, which is expected to be completed by December.
The historic building will get a new mezzanine upper floor, creating space for new shops, offices and a café.
This is a fantastic step forward for the Scarborough Market Hall redevelopment and it is wonderful to see contractors on site and beginning the process of creating a much-improved market for Scarborough.
In the meantime the market will remain open and traders look forward to welcoming customers old and new.
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