POLICE are appealing for the driver of a taxi to come forward who may be able to assist them with an ongoing investigation.

Scarborough police say that the driver is not suspected of any crime, but officers need to speak to them to help piece together the movements of a woman passenger they believe was picked up by the taxi in Scarborough in the early hours of October 29.

The woman was reportedly on an evening out in the town and became separated from her friends. The police were contacted after she found herself in a property but cannot remember how she got there.

They say that it is not clear at this stage if any crime has been committed.

The woman, who is in her early twenties, was wearing a black top, skirt and knee length boots.

Officers would also like to speak to anyone who spoke to a woman at the bus shelter. She was waiting at the bus shelter for a while after becoming separated from her friends and spoke to a number of people.

The bus shelter is described as the bottom bus shelter on Westborough. It was the weekend prior to Halloween and "quite busy".

Officers have contacted all known taxi companies in Scarborough but the driver has not been identified.

The taxi driver and anyone who recalls talking to a woman between 12.40am and 2.05am at the bus shelter is asked to contact police.

Dial 101, press 2 and ask to speak to the Scarborough Serious Crime Team.

Quote reference number 12170193984 when passing on any information.