Help police catch thief

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Police are appealing for information following the theft of a ring from a man opposite Utopia on Esplande, Bridlington at 2.35am on Saturday May 2.

The 22-year-old man was on the floor being ill due to alcohol intoxication when two men approached him and physically removed his gold ring before leaving towards Cross Street and onto Cliff Street.

The suspects are described as white, aged in their late teens to early 20s and of average build. One of the men was wearing a black hooded top while the other was wearing a light coloured short sleeved t-shirt.

The stolen ring is described as a large, gold, double buckle style ring, as pictured below.

Officers are urging anyone who witnessed the theft or has details about the whereabouts of the stolen ring to call the police on 101 quoting crime number 2111289 or Crimstoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Following this incident police are encouraging people to drink responsibly. Drinking to excess can leave people vulnerable to criminality or lead them to behave in a way they wouldn’t normally.

Other basic advice to people planning a night out include:

• Stay with your friends - safety in numbers.

• Never go off with someone you have just met.

• Think about alternating your alcoholic drinks with a soft drink.

• Ensure you have made arrangements for getting home.

• If walking home stay to well-lit roads, avoiding alleyways and cut-throughs.