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Archive – March, 2017

Read the latest local appeals, news stories and missing person alerts. The full list of stories, in date order, is below. But you can use "categories" and "neighbourhoods" to filter your selection.

North Yorkshire Police response to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary’s (HMIC) PEEL police effectiveness report for 2016

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“The HMIC PEEL police effectiveness report for 2016 confirms that North Yorkshire Police is ‘GOOD’ at keeping people safe and reducing crime. “The positive report shows how our teams of officers, police staff, special constables and volunteers are working effectively to detect and deter criminality,  manage offenders and prevent re-offending, as well as dealing with […]

Appeal for witnesses following suspicious incident in York

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It happened on Whitby Avenue at around 4pm when a 13-year-old boy, who had just got off the school bus, was approached by the passenger of a blue van. The passenger, believed to be a man in his mid-20s and wearing a grey tracksuit and possibly a cap, lent out of the window and said […]

Appeal for information regarding an assault on a man in Skipton

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At around 9pm, the 19-year-old man was walking down a snicket way on Sharpaw Avenue, near Tesco in Skipton when he was approached by a youth who then punched him repeatedly in the face. The offender then made off in the direction of Great Wood School. He was described as approx 17-years-old, around 5’10” and […]

Police appeal to identify fail to stop driver in Harrogate

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A 34-year-old cyclist from the Harrogate area was riding his bike on Robert Street and had reached the junction with Station Parade, near Waitrose. Whilst the cyclist was stationary at the junction waiting to turn right, a small, light coloured car traveled along Station Parade and turned right into Robert Street, but cut across the […]

Penalties for driving whilst using a mobile DOUBLE from Wednesday 1 March 2017

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Previously the penalty facing a driver who was guilty of the offence was £100 and three points on their licence. For first time offenders who met certain criteria, there was also the alternative option to take a driver education course. However, this is all set to change from Wednesday 1 March 2017 when both the fine and the number […]