Police step up patrols after violent disorder in Barrowcliff

Police are stepping up patrols in Barrowcliff which has been hit by violence and yob behavior.

By Sarah Fitton
Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 9:12 am
Updated Wednesday, 22nd July 2020, 9:18 am
Police step up patrols
Police step up patrols

Between 30 and 40 people were involved in violent disorder in the Colescliffe Road area at the weekend.

The road was left littered with broken garden furniture, a fire-damaged sofa and rubbish bins and the council was called in to clear it up.

Earlier in the day, three people had been arrested in connection with a violent incident which took place on Saturday July 11 on the same street.

A 42-year-old woman from Gildercliffe and a 30-year-old woman from Melrose Street were charged with using threatening, abusive, insulting words or behaviour with intent to cause fear of or provoke unlawful violence in relation to the incident.

The 42 year-old was also charged with assault by beating of an emergency worker and possession of a controlled Class B drug.

A 46-year-old man was released with no further action take.

As well as carrying out extra patrols, police are reviewing council CCTV and officers' body-worn video from Saturday evening with a view to making further arrests.

Repairs to damaged properties are also being planned.

Police are working with other agencies in the area, including Scarborough Borough Council and Beyond Housing.

Superintendent Andrea Kell, North Yorkshire Police’s area commander for Scarborough, said: “We understand that the incident in the Colescliffe Road area area on Saturday night caused alarm and distress to the local community but I want to reassure residents that we have a comprehensive patrol strategy is in place to address the very small minority of individuals who cause us problems.

"We will also be continuing our work with partners to bring the offenders to justice, ensure that local residents feel safe in their community and ensure that Scarborough is a safe place to live, work and visit.

“If you have any information about anti-social behaviour related activities in the town, I would encourage you to please report it to North Yorkshire Police via 101.

"You can also pass information on anonymously through Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or via their website.”

Anyone with information about the incident on Saturday night can call police quoting reference 12200119910.