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Norovirus closes wards at Scarborough Hospital

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More than 50 beds have been put out of use at Scarborough Hospital after an outbreak of the Norovirus.

A number of wards and bays have been closed due to the highly contagious seasonal vomiting bug. The Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group is now asking residents with vomiting and diarrhoea symptoms to stay away from GP surgeries and hospitals.

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Two men charged over death of Scarborough man

Richard Ian Walker

Two men have been charged with murder after a man was found dead at a flat in Scarborough.

Richard Ian Walker, better known as 'Ricky', was discovered dead at an address on Princess Street on Thursday 20th October.

Two men aged 42 and 39 have been charged with his murder. They have been remanded in custody and will appear at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 25th.

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Child bitten by dog near Scarborough

Police in North Yorkshire are appealing for witnesses after a child was bitten by a dog at Cayton Village Caravan Park, near Scarborough.

A dog bit a child on August 13, leaving puncture wounds and bruising on his leg. The victim attended Scarborough General Hospital and was referred to his GP.

Officers are appealing for information about two dogs that were off-lead in the area that evening. A lurcher type dog and a black sheep dog.

The owners are descried as a white male, tall, with long hair down to his shoulders and of a chubby build, as a white female, late 40’s with blonde hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

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