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Teenager held over damage to Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle
Image caption The 2,500-year-old castle sits on a hill overlooking the sea and the town

An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with damage caused to the 2,500 year-old Scarborough Castle.

North Yorkshire Police said extensive damage was caused to parts of the castle earlier this month, including damage to Roman stonework.

A police spokeswoman said the man was arrested earlier and was being held in custody.

The castle is a popular tourist attraction and sits on a hill overlooking the sea and the town.

Speaking when the damage happened, Peter Bleach, English Heritage's Site Manager for the castle, said it was often a target of anti-social behaviour.

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