POLICE are appealing for information after a scrap metal theft in Pickering.

A number of old tractor batteries were stolen from outside a farm in Westgate Carr Road, on January 24, and police inquiries have established that a white Ford Transit van was seen in the area at about the time of the incident.

Officers are appealing to anyone who has seen any suspicious vehicles in the Pickering area recently to get in touch.

Phone PC Melony Pitchford or Malton police on 101 and select option two.