The number of OAPs being arrested in Scarborough is increasing, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Scarborough News report:

Theft, fraud and violent acts are some of the crimes being carried out by Scarborough pensioners, with the number of OAP arrests trebling in recent years.

A Scarborough News investigation has revealed that the number of alleged crimes committed by over 65’s in the town has increased every year since 2008.

A senior councillor has branded the figures “disturbing”, and North Yorkshire Police have vowed to crackdown on crooks regardless of their age.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.