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Friday, 2 November 2007, 11:59 GMT
Stolen tractor was dumped ablaze

Vandals drove a stolen tractor across a college field before abandoning it in flames tangled in a fence perched above a busy main road.

North Yorkshire Police said the small blue tractor had been driven over a rugby pitch at Scarborough College before being dumped on Thursday night.

It was found by police and fire crews with its engine still running, before bursting into flames above Filey Road.

A police spokeswoman said the vehicle had been left in a precarious position.