A BENCH in memory of two young jockeys who died in a fire has been found after it was allegedly stolen.

The memorial bench, dedicated to Jamie Kyne and Jan Wilson, is believed to have been stolen between 3pm on June 14 and 6am on June 15 from the rear of the Derwent Arms pub, on Church Street in Norton, North Yorkshire Police said.

The teenagers died in a flat fire at Buckrose Court in Norton on September 5, 2009.

Jamie, who was 18, was from Galway in Ireland, and Jan, 19, from the Scottish town of Forfar.

Peter Brown was given an indeterminate sentence in 2010 for manslaughter

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: "Officers conducted inquiries to try and establish what had happened to the bench and received a call from a member of the public on Sunday afternoon who had found it in the town.

"The bench was being collected by the pub owner."

The memorial bench was also provided by Racing Welfare as a place for people to remember Jamie and Jan

If anyone has information about what happened to the bench then call North Yorkshire Police on 101.

Quote reference 12200103412.