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Appeal for information following a report of suspicious activity in the Fairburn area of Selby

Last modified: 13 September 2021 at 09:47am

North Yorkshire police are appealing for any information relating to unknown persons attending empty properties with a view to taking scrap metal. This incident was in the Caudle Hill area of Selby

Officers are appealing for information following a suspicious incident at property in Fairburn near Selby.

On Wednesday 1 September 2021 a homeowner in the area contacted police as her CCTV cameras had picked up images of a man and boy on her property. When challenged by a neighbour the man said he was looking for scrap metal. The man and boy left the property and returned to a white van which was being driven by another man. The van appeared to have branding or a company logo on the side.

The man who was walking around the property is described as 40-45 years of age, with a small beard and was wearing a blue baseball cap and jacket, khaki trousers and black trainers. The boy is described as small with a slim build with short hair and was wearing a green jacket and jeans.

Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who saw anyone acting  suspiciously, or anyone who may have capture dashcam or CCTV footage of a white van containing two men and a child being driven around the area.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for PCSO 3537 Graham-Merrett. You can also email Alastair.Graham-Merrett@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12210194281.

Contact details:
Alastair Graham-Merrett - #3537
alastair.graham-merrett@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk | 48230
Incident reference:
12210194281
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