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Archive – March, 2018

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.

Cold case DNA breakthrough secures conviction of 1988 York rapist

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Andrew Charles Pennington, now aged 53 and from Rawcliffe near Goole, was convicted following a cold case review conducted by the Cleveland and North Yorkshire Major Investigation Team. The investigation team used a number of approaches including advances in forensic science relating to DNA testing to identify Pennington as the offender, which led to his arrest […]

CCTV appeal following theft of scratch cards from York shop

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At 11.30am on Sunday 21 January 2018 a man entered the Tesco store on Askham Bar and concealed £50 of scratch cards in his pocket before leaving the store without making an attempt to pay for them. Officers have released a CCTV image of a man  they would like to speak to who may have […]

CCTV appeal following purse theft in York

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At 2.45pm on 19 January 2018, a woman entered the Quality Stitches shop on Goodramgate. On leaving the store, she noticed that her purse had been taken out of her bag which had been hanging over the handlebars of her pram. Officers have released a CCTV image of a woman (pictured) they would like to […]

Appeal following street altercation in Acomb

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The altercation happened between a man and a woman at 3pm on Saturday 17 March outside the Co-operative store on York Road. The woman was in a small silver car parked near to the junction of York Road and Manor Drive South when the man approached the vehicle and an argument ensued. The man briefly […]