Police alerted after suspicious incident in Melsonby

The police have been alerted after a motorist stopped to take a photo of a campervan late at night.

The suspicious incident occurred in Melsonby at 11.13pm last night.

CCTV captured the motorist pulling up at a driveway.

The male occupant then gets out and appears to take a photo of the campervan parked in the drive before returning to their vehicle.

Police have warned of a national increase in thefts of motorhomes, campervans and caravans, and have warned owners to be on their guard.

The motorist was believed to be driving a Porsche 911, although this has not been confirmed.

Residents say the vehicle was spotted driving slowly and then stopping for a short period elsewhere in the village last might.

Anyone with information on the incident should call North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference CDS-63533-22-1200-000.

A still image of the suspicious photographer’s vehicle.