NORTH Yorkshire Police have appointed a new chairperson of the Scarborough and Ryedale Independent Advisory Group (IAG).

Sophie Hall has previously sat on the IAG as a member and has experience within the community working across a variety of sectors.

“I’m so privileged to work and volunteer with people from all walks of life,” said Sophie.

“I’m really looking forward to chairing the IAG and working closely with North Yorkshire Police.”

IAGs are made up of individual community members from a wide range of backgrounds, who are consulted on a number of policing issues in North Yorkshire.