IMAGES have been released of a man suspected of robbing a Harrogate bookmakers at knifepoint.

The robbery happened at Coral in Knaresborough Road at about 8pm on Thursday, July 31, when the man threatened a member of staff with a knife before making off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Detective Constable Fiona Ayre, of Harrogate CID, said: “I am asking you to look at the images to see if you recognise the man captured on camera.

"Thankfully no-one was physically harmed as a result of the incident. However, the experience has naturally left the staff member very shaken. The area around Coral was quite busy at the time of the robbery."

The robber was white, covered his face with a dark garment and hat. He was wearing a dark jacket and carrying a holdall bag.

Anyone with information should phone Harrogate CID on 101, email or phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.