A TEENAGER has been arrested in connection with a vandalism spree in which 90 cars were damaged.

The Press told in November how dozens of residents in Clifton woke to find their tyres slashed, windows smashed and wing mirrors knocked off as three nights of frenzied car crime culminated.

Police have arrested a 17-year-old local youth in connection with the attacks on cars, but officers are continuing to investigate and are still appealing for more information.

Officers thanked members of the public for coming forward with the information which led to the arrest.

Inspector Richard Crinnion said: "This is an on- going investigation and we are still looking for people in connection with it.

"This arrest has come about as a result of information from members of the public and we would like to thank them for their co-operation.

"But we still need more help from them."

Insp Crinnion said: "We are urging residents to come forward because we believe the answer is within the community."

The youth has been released on police bail pending further enquiries. Police held a public meeting for residents two weeks after the vandals struck, on November 5, 6 and 7 last year.

Hundreds of concerned residents packed the public meeting, and told of their anger about the attacks.

Police urged people with information to come forward and reassured them that patrols in the area would be stepped up.

The cars had all been parked in Burton Stone Lane, Cromer Street, Glencoe Street, Pembroke Street and Shipton Street when they were attacked.

One resident described the crime spree as the worst in the area for 35 years. Some motorists had new tyres slashed, less than a day after replacing others that had also been punctured.

North Yorkshire Police set up a mobile station in Burton Stone Lane to deal with the flood of incidents, and set up a dedicated phone line for crime victims.

A member of the public called the police at the time of the attacks and said he had seen four youths - all wearing hoodies - carrying out the vandalism.

Anyone with information is urged to phone 0845 60 60 247.