Investigation are continuing in Whitby into a serious sexual assault on a schoolgirl in the town.
North Yorkshire Police appeal for witness to a serious sexual assault on a girl in Whitby.
A new footbridge is being dedicate to two soldiers from North Yorkshire who were killed in Afghanistan.
There are warnings for drivers to be take care when driving as footage at Sandsend, Whitby shows water covering the road.
North Yorkshire Police have issued an urgent appeal to trace a man in connection with a sexual assault on a teenage girl that happened in Whitby last weekend.
Police need to speak to 27-year-old Gheorghe Mighali, who they believe can help with their investigation.
Mr Mighali, a Romanian national, is known to have visited the Whitby area on or around Tuesday 5 March.
He was then seen in Middlesbrough on Thursday 7 March, in Hartlepool on Friday 8 March and Newcastle on Tuesday 12 March.
Gheorghe Mighali is white, of slim build, 5ft 5in tall, with long dark hair and with a pronounced nose and full lips.
The sexual assault in Whitby happened in the Stakesby Road and Station Avenue area between 9pm and 10pm on Saturday 9 March.
The teenage girl was approached and sexually assaulted by an unknown man.
Police enquiries remain ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.
*Detective Chief Inspector Andrea Kell said: *
“I am appealing for people to contact the police if they have seen Gheorghe Mighali or a man matching his description.
“He was last seen in Newcastle on Tuesday 12 March but it is possible that he could be using public transport to visit any part of the country.
“If you can help us trace him, please contact the police as soon as possible.”
Please call police with any information on 101, or if you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Detectives investigating the death of a 32-year-old man from Whitby have charged a woman with his murder. Rebecca Dormer, aged 22, was arrested following an incident at Spring Hill Court on Friday.
Dormer, appeared at Scarborough Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody. The case has been transferred to Leeds Crown Court and will be heard on Wednesday.
A 24-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with the incident has been released without further police action. The victim has been named as Gareth Brian Matthews of Spring Hill Court, Spring Hill in Whitby.
Work has started to shore up cliffs at Whitby to protect the town's historic parish church amid fears it could fall into the sea. Engineers have started installing netting and bolts into the land next to St Mary's Church following a landslip last December. Authorities insist the church is safe.
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Detectives investigating the murder of a 32 year old man in Whitby have been granted more time to question two people in connection with the incident.
Officers arrested a 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man on Friday February 22nd after the victim was found dead at a property in Spring Hill Court. They have since been in police custody. Detective Chief Inspector Keith Ruff, of North Yorkshire Police, said:
– Detective Chief Inspector Keith Ruff, North Yorkshire Police
“I would like to reassure the people of Whitby that this incident is being thoroughly investigated.
“We have two people in custody and we are not looking for anyone else as part of our enquiries.”
Enquiries into a death of a 32-year-old man in Whitby are 'ongoing', North Yorkshire Police has said.
Officers were called to a 'domestic disturbance' at a property on Spring Hill Court at 11.25pm on Friday. The man was pronounced dead by ambulance staff a short time later.
A 22-year-old woman and the 24-year-old man who were arrested in connection with the death remain in police custody for questioning.
The identity of the victim has not been released.
Police are continuing to question two people arrested in connection with the murder of a man who died after suffering serious chest injuries. A police spokeswoman said officers were called to a domestic disturbance at a property on Spring Hill Court at 11.25pm yesterday.
The man was pronounced dead by ambulance staff a short time later. The property and the road have been cordoned off while police carry out investigations of the scene.
North Yorkshire Police have launched a murder investigation after a man in Whitby was killed late on Friday night. They were called to a property in Spring Hill Court following reports that a 32-year-old man had suffered serious chest injuries.
A 22-year-old woman and a 24-year-old man have been arrested in connection with the incident and are being questioned.
Police are asking anyone with information to get in touch.
Residents whose clifftop homes were demolished after a landslip in Whitby could face huge bills because of uncertainty over their insurance cover.
Five cottages were bulldozed last December on the orders of Scarborough Council.
Now the authority is thought to have billed the owners at least forty thousand pounds each for the work.
But insurers say policies don't usually cover demolition costs.
A major planning battle is expected after a mining company announced today it had submitted a long-awaited application to sink a potash mine in the North York Moors national park, creating a 1,000 permanent jobs.
Sirius Minerals wants to build the mine two-and-a-half miles south of Whitby. It says the mine would exploit what is believed to be the world's biggest and best quality supply of potash, which is used to make fertiliser.
But critics say the technology is untested and the mine will be an eyesore in the heart of one of the region's most protected landscapes. The company says it expects a decision to be made by the national park planning authority in May.
– Chris Fraser, Managing Director, Sirius Minerals.
"This is a major milestone for the company and one that we believe brings us closer to the first day of construction and production at the York Potash Project."