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Renewed appeal in Freddie Gilroy statue case

Freddie Gilroy

11:27am 31st January 2012

Police have renewed their appeal for information after yellow paint was thrown over the statue of Freddie Gilroy on Scarborough’s North Bay.

The trail of yellow paint stops in the middle of the road and officers believe the vandals may have got into a car after stopping to throw the paint over Freddie.

They are appealing to members of the public who may have seen a car with yellow paint spatters on it, or any people with yellow paint on their clothing or hands.  Officers are also appealing to anyone who may have found a discarded container of yellow paint or had any stolen in the past few weeks.

They also want to narrow down the time scale of when the damage was caused. So far no witnesses have come forward who witnessed the actual damage taking place.

Officers have viewed CCTV of the area and while there is no footage of the offence taking place, there are several cars seen passing the statue.

Police are appealing to anyone who saw Freddie without the damage prior to 6pm on Thursday 26 January 2012, to enable them to narrow the timescale further. Whether they were walking, driving or stopped to view Freddie.

PC Alex Parker who is investigating the incident said:

“Someone somewhere knows what happened, whether they know the person responsible or saw what happened.

“I am appealing to them to come forward and tell us what they know.”

Anyone with any information is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Alex Parker.

Or, if you do not want to give your name, you can call Cirmestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Thank you to @JoshGiddings and @paulgibson29 on Twitter for the photo:

Freddie Gilroy

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