POLICE have released images of a number of men they want to speak to about suspected poaching.

North Yorkshire Police say the CCTV images show several men they are trying to trace following a complaint of suspected poaching at Papermill Lake at Ellerburn, Pickering.

A force spokesman said: "The men have been filmed on CCTV on a number of occasions over the last couple of months fishing on the lake without permission.

"The lake is signposted as a private fishing lake and only members are allowed to fish there.

"Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise any of the men in the images.

"Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number NYP-16092021-0175.

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