Pickering Castle: Trespassers prompt police appeal

Police are appealing for information after reports of trespassers entering Pickering Castle.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 12:38 pm
Updated Monday, 14th June 2021, 12:40 pm
Pickering Castle. (Photo: North Yorkshire Police)

Officers received reports of a number of "youths or young adults" trespassing in the grounds of Pickering Castle outside of business hours.

Police are concerned for the safety of the trespassers, who entered by climbing the ruined walls.

Trespassing is a civil offence, however, damage caused within the castle grounds is a criminal offence and offenders may be arrested and prosecuted.

A police spokesperson said: "If you see anyone climbing the walls to enter the grounds, please 101."

Last month, vandals carved obscenities into a wooden door at the entrance to the castle.