THIEVES have stolen an ornamental tree from a house in Cross Street, Skipton.

The bay tree, which is in a black glazed ceramic plant pot, was stolen between 6pm last Sunday and 8am the following day.

PC Andy Hanks, of Skipton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you have any information which could help to identify the person responsible for this theft, I urge you to contact the police straight away.”

Anyone who can assist should contact PC Andy Hanks at Skipton Police Station on 101 or email

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12140127460.