Police have arrested a teenager after a purse snatch.

Officers said they received a report of a purse snatch shortly after 12:20pm on Wednesday, November 15, which had occurred on Columbus Ravine in Scarborough.

Officers attended and the investigation was started by Scarborough’s Response Team four and Neighbourhood Policing Team three. This was then progressed by Scarborough’s CID team.

A spokesperson said: "The investigation was assisted by CCTV footage, both private and local authority. Following this, a suspect has been identified and arrested within 24 hours of the report.

"The suspect, a 17 year old boy, has been released on bail conditions as further enquiries are required. We are not currently seeking any other person in relation to this incident.

"The victim, a Scarborough resident is being supported by Scarborough’s Neighbourhood Policing Team three.

"This is an isolated incident, and offences such as these are rare in Scarborough. Those who act in this manner are not welcome in our town.

"We would like to thank those who have assisted us so far with our investigation."