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Archive – December, 2017

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Police release CCTV images after slimming products stolen from a chemist in Harrogate

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Two men entered Lloyds Pharmacy on Kings Road and took several slimming products from the shelves. They placed them into one of the men’s jackets before leaving the shop without making payment. Despite detailed enquires police have been unable to identify those involved. They have now released CCTV images of two men they would like […]

Repeated incidents of graffiti and damage on school buses serving York and Ryedale

Posted on in Local appeals

During the last few weeks of the winter term, the company has had several of their buses damaged by school children from some of the area’s secondary schools. This has included graffiti on windows and seats, some of which is offensive, as well as damage to seats. PC Alan Robson, of the Malton Neighbourhood Policing Team , said: “Damage […]

Appeal after gate damaged in Scarborough

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It happened at an address on Prospect Mount Road between 5pm and 6pm on Sunday 17 December 2017. An unknown man approached a house and ripped the gate of its hinges before making of in the direction of Scalby Road. Officers are appealing for information about the suspect, who was wearing black trousers with a black hooded top. The […]

Police investigate suspected arson at Kirkbymoorside

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The incident happened at Howe End at around 9.45pm on Wednesday 20 December 2017. Entry had been forced into the property and a small fire started within the living room, causing damage to furniture and fixtures and fittings. There were no reports of injuries and nobody has been arrested at this stage. Officers investigating the circumstances of […]

Convicted drug dealer who spent a decade on the run is traced by North Yorkshire Police and arrested in Spain

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Michael John Walsh, 75, was convicted in October 2005 of cultivating and supplying cannabis in the Scarborough area. He was jailed for five years, nine months at Hull Crown Court in April 2006.   In December 2007, Walsh, from Leeds, was released from prison on licence. He was recalled to prison shortly afterwards for breaching […]