A paranormal team on the hunt for the mystical creature scoured graveyards, allotments and abandoned factories by torchlight. And shortly after midnight, they spotted the monster after hearing it crashing around in the undergrowth on the banks of Barmston Drain which flows through the city to Beverley.

Folklore expert Charles Christian was the first to spot something in the pitch black, but clouds drifted over the moon making it impossible to use his camera. The barrister turned paranormal expert said: “I saw two eyes moving through the undergrowth. It was clear it was a large animal, not a cat. “It was moving very noisily. It did not seem afraid even though I was shining a torch at it. It seemed more curious. READ MORE