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Two rescued from cliffs at Whitby

The Humber Coastguard is again urging people to check the weather and tides before heading out after two people were rescued when cut off by the tide in Whitby. The coastguard were alerted by a member of the public who reported that two people were in trouble in Saltwick Nab.

The Whitby Coastguard Rescue Team, the Whitby RNLI lifeboat and the search and rescue helicopter from RAF Leconfield were sent to the scene. When they got there, they found two people were attempting to climb up the cliff away from the rising water.

They were winched on board the helicopter and taken to the top of the cliff where they were met by Coastguard Rescue Officers. They weren’t hurt. There was also a similar rescue in Wells in Norfolk Mike Green, Watch Manager at Humber Coastguard, said all four had had a lucky escape.

We were able to send units to their rescue quickly, and ensure they were brought back to dry land safely. We always advise people to check the weather and tidal conditions before setting out. You need to consider whether you could end up cut off by the incoming tide. Also, please don’t attempt to climb cliffs as a short cut back to the top, as you could hurt yourself in the process. “If you are in trouble, or spot someone else in difficulty, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.”

– Mike Green, Watch Manager at Humber Coastguard

Attempted murder arrest near Whitby

A 31-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed outside a pub near Whitby. It follows an altercation outside the Hare and Hounds pub in Hawsker, near Whitby at around 10pm on Sunday 20 April.

North Yorkshire Police say a 30-year-old man from Derbyshire is in a stable condition at James Cook University Hospital, in Middlesbrough. He has had surgery for stab wounds to his body. An area outside the pub was cordoned off for a forensic examination. Police are appealing for witnesses.


Rogue cow shot dead in Ruswarp

Police marksmen have shot dead a cow which escaped from a livestock market near Whitby.

North Yorkshire Police
North Yorkshire Police Credit: Press Association

The animal is understood to have jumped across a barrier at the market in the village of Ruswarp yesterday afternoon.

North Yorkshire Police say the animal was out of control and posed a danger to the public.

Whitby GPs offer new skype appointments for patients

Patients in Whitby will now be able to have skype appointments with their GPs Credit: ITV Yorkshire

People living in Whitby will be now be able to Skype their GP. Surgeries in the town are taking part in a new Government trial, testing out longer opening hours as well as consultations over the phone and on video calls.

There are also plans to try and make the GPs more pro-active in looking after vulnerable people in the community.


Motor stolen from a boat in Whitby

Police are appealing for information after an outboard motor was stolen from a boat in Whitby.

The blue Mercury F3.5m motor was taken from an 18ft long cabin cruiser called Gemini, which was moored in Whitby Marina, sometime between the end of February and Saturday 5 April 2014.

The motor carries the serial number 0R383260 and is worth around £590.

Officers are appealing to anyone with information about the theft to contact them with information.

Thieves steal cuddly toys worth thousands

Whitby police are appealing for information following the theft of around £2,000 worth of collectable soft toys.

A 2014 Jubilee bear was among the stolen toys Credit: North Yorkshire Police

On the night of Friday 21 March 2014, Whitby Glass on Sandgate was broken into and 18, high-value Steiff teddies, cats, dogs, rabbits and lambs were stolen, including a rare teddy called 2014 Jubilee bear.

CCTV shows the suspects – two men and a woman – walking along Sandgate in the direction of the swing bridge at around 11.20pm.The two men are then seen to break the window of the shop while the woman stood on the opposite side of the road.

Police officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time on Friday night and believes they may have seen the suspects, or has any other information which could help the investigation, to contact them.

One of the men was wearing a top which was light-coloured on the body and dark-coloured across the shoulders and arms.

The woman was carrying an orange bag which was used to carry the stolen items from the scene.

PC Mark Hawes of Whitby Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Due to the number of people in the area at the time of this break-in, I am hopeful that someone may have seen the suspects but not realised what they were up to at the time.

“I am therefore appealing to anyone who was in the area to contact the police. Don’t worry about how insignificant you think your information is, it could be very important to our investigation.

“The Steiff toys have individual item numbers and if you are offered one for sale and have concerns, please contact Whitby Police or Whitby Glass, who will be able to check the numbers against the stolen items.

“I also urge anyone who is offered a Steiff item for sale under suspicious circumstances to please call the police.”

Teenager seriously injured in Whitby collision

Police in Whitby are appealing for information after a teenager was seriously injured in a collision with a car.

Around 8:30 this morning the 13 year-old was in collision with a white Ford Fiesta on the A174 at the crossroads of East Barnby Lane and Goldthorpe.

The girl was taken to hospital in Middlesborough.

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