Holiday cottages targeted in break-in

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POLICE ARE appealing for witnesses after three holiday cottages were broken into in Whitby.

Officers from North Yorkshire Police said yesterday a member of the public reported seeing torchlight near one of the properties at about 11.30pm on Thursday. When they attended, they found that entry had been forced to the cottages through the front doors.

“It is unknown if anything has been taken at this time,” a spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said.

The holiday cottages are located on Aelfleda Terrace in the historic town, below the famous cliff-top abbey.

Members of the public are being urged to report anything suspicious.

“Officers are investigating the break-ins and are appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area to contact them with information,” the police spokesman added.

The street where the break-ins happened hit the headlines in February last year after several homes on a row of Victorian properties had to be demolished after they were deemed structurally unsound following a major landslip.

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