POLICE in Skipton are appealing for witnesses following an incident at the O2 mobile phone shop in Sheep Street yesterday (Thursday).

Police say a group of men entered the shop at about 1.45pm and went up to the display stands before being approached by staff members and leaving empty handed.

Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident or saw a group or men acting suspiciously.

In particular, they are appealing for information about the identity of the men.

Anyone with information that could be of help is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on the non emergency 101 number, and selecting option two, and asking for PC 1838 Andrew Middlemiss. People can also email: andrewmiddlemiss@ @northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Quote reference number 12180147371.