EQUIPMENT has been stolen from an internet mast in North Yorkshire which provides broadband for the local area.

Ryedale Police are appealing for information following the theft near Newton-upon-Rawcliffe, in the Pickering area. At about 10am on Sunday, February 9 thieves stole the equipment, worth about £50, and caused about £300 worth of damage at the site.

PC Melony Pitchford, from Ryedale Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you saw any unusual vehicles in the Newton-upon-Rawcliffe area around the time of the burglary, I ask that you get in touch with me as soon as possible as I believe you may have information that could help my enquiry.

“I also need to speak to anyone who may have been offered the stolen equipment and ask them to get in touch.”

Anyone who can assist with this investigation should contact Malton police on 101 and ask for Melony Pitchford or email information to;