YORK police are investigating a spate of tyre slashing in the city and are appealing for help from the public to trace the suspect.

The tyres on eight vehicles were slashed at various locations between February 14 and 17 and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Contact 101, select option one and peak to the force control room.

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RAG PARADE: Students from the University of York will be holding their annual Rag parade through the city centre on Sunday, February 23. The parade begins at 11am in Parliament Street.

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