Man arrested after town centre thefts

Battery Parade, Whitby''w140913
Battery Parade, Whitby''w140913

A man has been arrested on suspicion of theft after a series of shoplifting incidents in the town centre today.

Whitby police say he had been spotted on CCTV and they tracked him down to the Pavilion area.

When they attempted to detain him he jumped over the wall and threw a rucksack into the sea.

A 35 year old man, who is not from the Whitby area, has been arrested on suspicion of theft and the bag and property recovered.