Police ask public to be vigilant

Police are asking members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour after an incident in Sleights.

A man on Birch Avenue was woken in the early hours of Friday morning by noises outside.

He saw men with a white van trying to steal manhole covers.

Insp Mark Grange from Whitby Police said metal items like manhole covers and gates have a high scrap value and are likely to be stolen.