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Schoolboy in hospital after Whitby hit-and-run

North Yorkshire police are hunting a hit-and-run driver which put a 12 year-old Whitby schoolboy in hospital.

The accident happened on Monday morning , January 20 when a small, dark red car turned into Rievaulx Road from Byland Road. The car mounted the pavement before colliding with the boy who sustained bruising to his arm and legs.

The car is described as a small hatchback, dark or rusty red in colour and was possibly displaying ā€œLā€ plates. The driver was the only occupant in the car and was believed to be a woman.

The boy was taken to hospital and treated for his injuries before being allowed home to recuperate.

Whitby chippy - the nation's best

A fish and chip shop in North Yorkshire has been crowned the UK's top chippy.

Quayside in Whitby, run by the Fusco family, scooped first place at the National Fish and Chip Awards in London.

Adrian Fusco put their success down to the quality of their ingredients.

"We were commended for our sustainable fish," he explained. "We want to feel confident that as a family our next generation will be able to sell the same great quality fish and chips. We're here for the long term."

The Fusco family have been in the fish and chip business for 50 years, with Adrian and his brother Stuart the third generation to work in the trade.

Adrian Fusco, 36, added: "It's fantastic to get this accolade and bring it back to Whitby."

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Police name bodies found in Whitby harbour

Police have named two bodies found in Whitby harbour

Mark Arries, who was aged 26 and from Blyth and Edward Ide, who was 21 and from Amble.

A date for the opening and adjourning of the inquest has not yet been arranged.

The bodies were found around 10am on Wednesday morning and police are not believed to be treating the deaths as suspicious.

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Finger found on beach - turns out to be seaweed

People in Whitby were understandably concerned when a popular set of steps to the beach were sealed off and teams of coastguard and police were drafted in following a grisly find.

North Yorkshire police sealed off Black Steps on the West Cliff of the town on Monday afternoon after a dog walker reported finding "a human finger".

But, analysis by crime scene investigators has revealed the digit to be in fact a piece of seaweed.

Driver banned after being filmed with his hands on his head

A driver has been banned from the roads for 12 months after he was filmed doing 60 miles an hour - with both hands behind his head.

Mechanic, Richard Newton, was found guilty of dangerous driving by Scarborough Magistrates.

The astonishing footage was taken by North Yorkshire Police as Newton drove along the A171.

The road has seen 30 serious accidents in the last six years, five of which were fatal, as Chris Kiddey reports.

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