The body of a man, who is believed to have been missing since May 2019, has been found in Scarborough, according to police.
Police were called to an area of overgrowth near train lines at Seamer Road yesterday morning to reports of a body being found.
Although formal identification is yet to take place, North Yorkshire Police believe it to be missing Whitby man Peter Brown.
Mr Brown was last seen in Scarborough in May 2019.
His family has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers, the force added.
An appeal for information has been launched after a number of dead animals, including rabbits, a cat and a fox, were found in Leeds.Copyright: Google
The RSPCA says it was contacted by a member of the public on Sunday 17 January following the discovery of two dead rabbits with bite marks in the Poole Road area of Cross Gates.
It's believed the rabbits could have been attacked by dogs.
The find comes after a dead fox and cat were also found in the area with similar wounds, the charity said.
RSPCA Inspector Joanne Hartley said: “The wild rabbits were covered in bite marks when they were found by a member of the public and previously other dead animals have also been found in the Cross Gates area.
"We don’t know for sure how these animals died, so we’re now appealing for information.
“It's been reported to us that a member of the public previously witnessed a group of men with dogs in the area and one of the dogs was spotted with a dead fox."
Anyone with any information about dogs being used to attack animals in the area is being asked to contact police or the RSPCA.
The clean-up operation is under way in a North Yorkshire town after heavy rain caused flooding.Copyright: Ken Monkman
Rainfall during Storm Christoph earlier this week has led to swollen rivers and some flooding in parts of North Yorkshire.
In Malton, the River Derwent saw levels rise to 5.05m (16.57ft) - believed to be a record height for the river - according to the government flood warning website.Copyright: Ken Monkman
Ken Monkman, who lives in the town, said Malton was "counting the cost of the floods" today following the river peaking and flooding some homes.Copyright: Ken Monkman
Earlier, Mr Monkman had said that "sadly quite a few properties are flooded", but since then he tweeted saying the flood waters had "peaked".
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County councillors have added their voices to calls for Harrogate Hospital bosses to rethink their decision to bring back parking charges for NHS staff.Copyright: Google
The hospital trust took the “difficult” decision to reintroduce all parking fees in November after they were paused by the government to support staff, patients and visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Union officials and councillors have since called on hospital bosses to scrap fees for staff until the end of the pandemic, with the chairman of North Yorkshire County Council last week writing to all hospital trusts in the county.
Councillor Jim Clark said bringing back free parking would be a “significant gesture” for staff who he thanked for their “huge and ongoing effort” in the pandemic.
In response, Jonathan Coulter, director of finance and deputy chief executive at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, said fees were needed to free-up parking spaces and that it would be “unfair” to offer concessions to some staff but not others who use public transport.
He said: “The trust made the difficult decision to reintroduce charges when normal services began to be resumed in order to protect the very limited space available, and ensure parking was as stress free as possible for patients using our services.
“We do understand the challenges for staff but we believe it would be unfair for the benefit of free car parking to be limited to only those colleagues with a car parking pass.”
Mr Coulter also said the trust had committed to reinvesting all money from staff car parking into a staff welfare fund.
Flood plains in North Yorkshire have helped protect homes and businesses by storing water following hours of heavy rainfall.
The River Ouse at Cawood is currently 7.68m (25.2ft) high, with a flood warning being issued for the area meaning flooding is expected.
It follows heavy rainfall because of Storm Christoph.
According to the government's flood warning service, the river level is slowly going down with the flood plains taking on water: