Leanne - The new Miss Scarborough

Leanna Wilford, centre, with the runners up
Leanna Wilford, centre, with the runners up

A new Miss Scarborough has been crowned at a glittering ceremony at the Spa.

Stunning student Leanne Wilford, 18, is now preparing to represent Scarborough in the final of Miss England, which will be held in Birmingham in July.

Minutes after her name was announced Leanne said: “I can hardly speak. I never expected this.”

About 400 people packed into the Spa’s newly-refurbished Grand Hall for the event, which was sponsored by the Opera House Casino.

Laura Stone was chosen as runner-up, while Daisy-Mae Bluebell Bray came in third place.

The event was marred however by extensive damage caused to the new facilities.