A person has died following a mudslide on the edge of the North York Moors today (Wednesday, May 22), police have confirmed.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident at Carlton-in-Cleveland, between Osmotherley and Stokesley, at about 1.15pm. 

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "We are currently responding to a mudslide at Carlton-in-Cleveland.

"We can confirm that one person has sadly died as a result of the incident. Our thoughts are with their family and friends during this difficult time."

"The incident occurred at approximately 1.15pm on Wednesday 22 May. No one else was injured.

"Emergency services are at the scene and managing the situation. The area is cordoned off while we respond to the incident.

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"We ask the public to avoid the area to allow our teams to work efficiently and to respect the privacy of those affected.

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