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WATCH: Flash flood scenes in Scarborough

This was the scene at Scarborough cricket club earlier today, after some parts of Yorkshire saw half a month's rainfall in just an hour:

The North Yorkshire Fire control room received over 60 reports of flooding to properties, as water levels continued to rise throughout this morning after heavy downpours.


Appeal for help to identify men in Scarborough

Officers want to speak to the men in the CCTV images in relation to an incident in Scarborough during which a man was verbally abused and spat at.

It happened on Burr Bank, Scarborough, at around 5.30pm on Saturday.

The victim, a 36 year old man from Scarborough, had been on The Regal Lady cruise with his wife and two children.

As they were leaving the boat, the victim confronted three men who were littering.

Two of those three men then grabbed the victim by his throat, spat in his face repeatedly and verbally abused him.The men then left on foot.


Police 'very concerned' for missing Scarborough man

UPDATE: Alan has been found safe.

Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police in Scarborough have issued an appeal to find a missing 37-year-old man.

Alan Glynn was last seen at Scarborough Hospital at around 2.30pm on Friday 4 August.

Officers are very concerned for his welfare and are urging anyone who sees him or knows where he is to get in touch.

Alan, from Perth, is about 5ft 6ins tall, with dark hair and a full facial beard. He was last seen wearing navy blue tracksuit bottoms, a black jacket and green jumper.

Baseball bat attacker jailed for 15 months

A man from Scarborough has been jailed for a “hideous” attack involving a baseball bat against a man, and the woman who tried to protect him.

Kane Patrick Hunter inflicted serious injuries on the man during a disturbance at an address near his home, before turning on the woman who tried to intervene.

The 23-year-old, of Westbourne Grove, was jailed for 15 months at York Crown Court after pleading guilty to affray and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He was also breaching a suspended sentence, the court heard.

After the sentencing, a North Yorkshire Police detective described the attack as a “violent and sustained” act of “pure cowardice” which is likely to haunt its victims forever.

Kane Patrick Hunter. Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police were called to reports of a disturbance at the address on June 10th.

“This was a violent and sustained attack with a baseball bat by Kane Hunter, who showed no remorse for his actions when arrested and interviewed by the police.

“He gave no account in interview and no explanation for this hideous assault which caused one man serious injuries. He also injured an innocent lady who tried to protect that man as she came to his aid when he was defenceless.

“The attack was pure cowardice in its entirety but so violent that I am sure it will always stay with the victims in this case.

“Kane Hunter now has time to think on his actions whilst in prison. I want this sentence to be a message to people that North Yorkshire Police will never tolerate violence, either with or without a weapon."

– Detective Constable David Adams, North Yorkshire Police

CCTV released after perfume theft in Scarborough

Police have release CCTV footage of a woman they would like to speak to regarding the theft of bottles of FCUK perfume from Sports Direct in Scarborough.

At around 11am on Saturday July 29 July the woman pictured was seen to enter the store.

A number of bottles of FCUK perfume totalling £70 were taken from a display stand near the front entrance of the shop, without any attempt to pay being made.

Police are conducting enquiries and are requesting the public's assistance to identify the woman pictured.

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