McBusted announce Scarborough tour date

Pop supergroup McBusted have announced that they will take to the stage for one night only at the Scarborough Open Air Theatre on 27 June.

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Police are appealing for the public's help to find a missing teenager who is believed to be in the Scarborough area.

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Scarborough woman loses compensation appeal

A woman from Scarborough who was wrongly convicted for the manslaughter of her baby son has lost her fight for compensation at the European Court of Human Rights.

Lorraine Allen was jailed for three years in 2000 after wrongly being found guilty of killing her four-month-old baby boy, Patrick.

Expert witnesses claimed at her trial that he was a victim of "shaken baby" syndrome.

In 2005 new medical evidence cast doubt on her conviction and it was quashed.

She has been battling for compensation as the victim of a miscarriage of justice since then.

The European Court upheld the UK court ruling today, agreeing that she would not receive any compensation.



Man and dog attacked in Scarborough

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and his dog were attacked in a Scarborough street. The 50-year-old man from West Yorkshire was walking his dog along North Bay Promenade when he was approached by another man with two Wirehaired terriers.

The man was pushed to the ground following an argument and his dog was attacked by the terriers. The dog suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Officers are appealing to anyone who witnessed the altercation to contact them with information.

The offender is described white, aged in his mid-40s, around 6ft tall, with a large build and short brown hair. He was wearing a brown jacket.


Surfers' wave worries over sea defence plans

What the defences could look like

Surfers say new sea defences planned for Scarborough's South Bay could destroy the waves which attract hundreds of board riders to the beach.

There's a public meeting tonight at the Spa complex to discuss the scheme which the local council says is vital to protect the coastline.

The defences would include a wall of boulders propped up against the seawall - but local surfers are warning the rocks could be dangerous and ruin the waves.



Beach memorial for murdered Scarborough teenager

Michael Graham. Credit: Family photograph

A service in memory of a murdered teenager is to be held on the beach at Scarborough on Sunday evening, close to where he was stabbed to death. Michael Graham, who was aged 19, died and a 17-year-old was injured during the incident, on Foreshore Road, on Saturday April 13.

Candles will be lit in the town's South Bay as part of an all-faith tribute to the teenager, which has been organised by the Rev Samantha Foster. The event takes place at 8pm.

A 16-year-old has been charged with murder and wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He is due to appear at Leeds Crown Court on Tuesday.

Police appeal to trace key witnesses to fatal stabbing

Police are urging a couple who walked past a murder scene in Scarborough just minutes after a man was stabbed to come forward to help with their investigation.

The man and woman were on Foreshore Road, opposite the Olympia amusement arcades, at about 11.35pm on Saturday 13 April.

A 17-year-old boy, who was stabbed in a leg, shouted to the couple for help while he was phoning for an ambulance.

His friend, 19-year-old Michael Vincent Graham, was fatally wounded in the incident.

“It is very important that the man and woman come forward to assist the investigation without delay.

“We need to speak to them urgently as they may have crucial information or detail that could assist the murder inquiry.

“If you see or hear this appeal, or you believe you were on Foreshore Road in Scarborough late on Saturday night and recall someone shouting for help, please do the right thing and contact the police.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Maria Taylor, of the Major Crime Unit at North Yorkshire Police

Please call North Yorkshire Police with any information on 101 – select option 2 – and ask for Scarborough CID.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12130058772.

Teenager charged with murder in Scarborough

A 16-year-old has been charged with murder after a teenager was stabbed to death in Scarborough.

Michael Graham, aged 19, died after he was attacked on Saturday night. The incident happened near the Olympia amusement arcades on Foreshore Road

Eight other young people have also been arrested and bailed.

North Yorkshire Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101, select option two and ask for Scarborough CID.

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