Police are hunting a knifeman who robbed a shop assistant in Scarborough.

He struck at the Premier Store in Victoria Road at about 6.30am yesterday, demanding cigarettes, alcohol and money from the till, Police say he did not get any money, but fled with cigarettes, a lighter and two bottles of Jack Daniels.

He is described as about 6ft 2ins and of heavy build and was wearing a grey tracksuit and hoodie with a scarf around his face. Witnesses are asked to phone 101.