12 unsolved crimes on the railways around Scarborough in 2018

From racially aggravated harassment to bicycle theft, we can shed new light on the crimes going unsolved or unpunished in the Scarborough district's stations and on its trains.

Monday, 24th June 2019, 3:43 pm
12 unsolved crimes on the railways in Scarborough in 2018.

Records were obtained from British Transport Police under the Freedom of Information Act, but the force would not give us further details of specific offences. It says it is “completely committed to reducing and preventing crime”. Crimes on trains are usually reported at the terminus station, but may have taken place elsewhere on the line. Read our full report on unsolved crime on North Yorkshire's railways here.

A public order offence of causing intentional harassment, alarm or distress was reported at Malton station, at 7.20pm on February 9 last year. The victim did not want to press charges.
A common assault was reported at Malton station on February 9 last year. The victim did not want to press charges.
No suspect was identified for a serious public order offence where there was fear or provocation of violence that was reported at Scarborough station at 5.15pm on April 6 last year.
An assault occasioning actual bodily harm was reported at Scarborough station just before midnight on June 15 2018. The victim did not want to press charges.
BTP recorded a racially or religiously aggravated assault at Scarborough station on June 22 2018. A suspect was identified but the case stalled due to evidential difficulties.
Theft of personal property was reported at Filey station on June 22 last year. Police were not able to identify a suspect.
An instance of malicious obstruction of the railway line was reported at Seamer station just before 9pm on June 26 last year. No suspects were identified.
BTP reported the theft of a bicycle at Malton station on June 30 last year but were not able to identify a suspect.
A serious public disorder offence of affray was reported at Scarborough station at 9.30pm on July 7 2018. No suspects were identified.
No suspect has ever been found for a serious public order offence, which caused harassment, alarm or distress, that was reported at Seamer station on August 30 2018.
Another bike was reported stolen at Scarborough station on October 23 last year but no suspect was identified for the crime.
BTP reported the theft of passenger property at Whitby station on October 27 last year but no suspect was identified.