POLICE have released CCTV footage of a man following a theft in Whitby. 

It happened at BATA Country Store on Sneaton Lane, Ruswarp at 10.30am on September 7. The man took a body warmer and three pairs of socks without making an attempt to pay for the items.

Officers have now released CCTV of a man they would like to speak to.

North Yorkshire Police is asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the person in the images as they believe they will have information that will help the investigation.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Marie Williams or email marie.williams1212@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Quote reference number 12200158079 when passing on information.