A man has been arrested on suspicion of selling legal highs to youths after his shop was raided in Scarborough.

Police arrested the 39-year-old at The Culture Counter, on Scarborough Road, this morning at 7.50am when a team of six officers entered the store.

He is currently being quizzed by police in custody.

Following the arrest, a spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "Selling ‘legal highs’ to underage people is a criminal offence and despite them being branded as ‘legal’ they are still potentially very harmful.

"Many legal highs contain similar chemical substances to illegal drugs and due to the limited research into them, what they exactly contain is unknown.

"What is also unknown is the impact ‘legal highs’ can have on you and your friends.

"Many ‘legal highs’ such as Clockwork Orange, Bliss and Mary Jane have been linked to poisoning, mental health problems and even death."

For more information about legal highs visit www.talktofrank.com/drug/legal-highs