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Urgent appeal for missing Skipton man

Police have issued an urgent appeal for help in their search for a man missing from Skipton.

Missing: Liam Sutcliffe Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Liam Sutcliffe, who's 25, was last seen at around 12pm yesterday, February 11th, and was reported missing when he failed to return home last night.

Police say they are growing increasingly concerned for Liam's welfare as it is very out of character for him to go missing. They are appealing for anyone who has seen Liam since Wednesday morning, including anyone using public transport, or taxi drivers, to get in touch.

Liam is described as slim, with short, ginger hair and a fresh complexion.


Police issue CCTV image after theft from charity shop

Police investigating the theft of a leather jacket from a charity shop in Skipton have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to.

The jacket was taken from the Cancer Research shop on Skipton High Street. Officers are appealing to the man, and anyone who recognises him from the image, to contact them as he could have information with could assist their investigation.

Tour de France bunting to be auctioned for charity

The Holy Trinty Church in Skipton decorated with a large yellow jersey as part of the route on stage 1 of the Tour de France. Credit: Press Association

Bunting and banners were a key feature of this year's Tour de France in Yorkshire and now Craven District Council will auction off some of the items that were on display in Skipton. All the proceeds will go to charity.

Bunting in Skipton decorated as part of the route on stage 1 of the Tour de France. Credit: Press Association


Father warns against loom-bands craze

The latest craze to hit the classroom is loom bands - with children across the world making millions of them every day.

A dress made of the small coloured elastic bands sold for a staggering £170,000 pounds earlier this week.

But now a father from North Yorkshire has warned parents to be extra vigilant after he checked on his son - who went to sleep wearing them - and his fingers had turned black.

Helen Steel reports:

Boy's fingers turn black in "loom bands" craze

A father from North Yorkshire is warning parents to be vigilant after his eight-year-old son fell asleep with "loom bands" - a type of elastic band - wrapped tightly around his fingers.

Brandon's fingers had already turned black as he slept Credit: Mark Lambert

By the time Mark Lambert, from Skipton, checked on Brandon, his fingers had turned black and he fears he could have lost them if he had been left until the morning. He says the bands, which are made into bracelets, are not child friendly and children should not play with them unsupervised.

Police appeal after sex attack in Skipton nightclub

Police are appealing to clubbers for information after a man was sexually assaulted at a Skipton nightclub. It happened in Strata in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers are particularly keen to speak to a man who alerted door staff to an incident in a cubicle in the male toilets.

A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is on police bail.

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