York & North Yorkshire

Street patrols in Scarborough increase after death

Michael Graham
Image caption Michael Vincent Graham, 19, was stabbed near an amusement arcade last Saturday

A volunteer group has increased its number of street patrols in Scarborough following a fatal stabbing in the town last Saturday.

Christian group Scarborough Street Angels said it had doubled the number of people on duty.

According to the group's website, volunteers patrol the street at weekends offering help to people who are "vulnerable or in difficulty".

The project's coordinator Dan Able said people had been shocked by the death.

Mr Able said the increase in the number of patrols was to provide reassurance.

"We're not a security force. We're there to help with the aftermath of a situation, or to help calm it down before it happens," he said.

Michael Vincent Graham, 19, was stabbed near an amusement arcade on Foreshore Road at 23:35 BST on Saturday.

A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been charged with murder.

He was also charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm on a 17-year-old, who remains in hospital.

The boy is being held in a youth detention centre and will appear at Leeds Crown Court on Wednesday.

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