POLICE are trying to trace an 'old style' white Ford Transit van which is believed to have been used in three separate alleged crimes in Skipton and in Farnhill on Tuesday morning this week (December 12).

Police say at around 9.30am on Tuesday the van was seen outside the Cross Keys pub in Newmarket Street where suspects tried to steal some property from outside an address before threatening a member of the public (reference: 12230235228).

About an hour later, at around 10.30am, suspects entered a business at Craven Nursery Park, Snaygill Industrial Estate and took copper piping without the permission of the business owner.(reference: 12230235237).

A third incident happened on Main Street, Farnhill between 10.35 and 10.55 where occupants of an ‘old style’ Ford Transit was involved in an altercation which resulted in a door and wing mirror of a delivery van being damaged.(reference: 12230235233).

Police are urging any witnesses or anybody who has CCTV or dash camera footage of the suspects or van involved to get in touch.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should email William.Larmour@northyorkshire.police.uk; or call North Yorkshire Police on 101 and ask for PC883 Larmour.

To pass information anonymously, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Police ask that reference numbers are used when passing on information.