PEOPLE are being invited to find out more about Ryedale’s Street Angels.

A recruitment evening is being held in Pickering on Saturday, July 21, for people to join a patrol with the Street Angels and police officers.

Street Angels offer reassurance to the public, safeguard young people, hand out flip flops to females leaving the pubs without their shoes on, give water out to people in need, administer first aid, support the emergency services.

PC Jane Jones, co-ordinator of Ryedale Street Angels, said: “Malton and Norton Street Angels have not been able to be on our streets much this year due to issues with our CCTV at Malton Police Station.

"Once the new CCTV system is in place and the operation of it moves to Scarborough, the Street Angles hope to be able to get out every Saturday night.

“The Street Angels would also like to patrol the streets of Pickering once they get their CCTV in place. This will be of great benefit to the night time economy in Ryedale and will assist shops, licensees and door staff to have a closer link through the Street Angels to on duty police officers in Ryedale.”

Anyone that is interested in becoming a Street Angel can meet at Pickering police station on July 21 at 9pm to join the patrol.