Alert after shooting

POLICE were alerted to reports of men shooting in fields at the back of Dean’s Garden Centre in Seamer Road.

Three men were spoken to in relation to the incident, which took place at about 12.45pm on Sunday. It was established they had been given the permission of the landowner.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “We would request that if people intend shooting on private land they inform police prior to doing so in order that when concerned members of the public contact us we can put their minds at rest.”