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Archive – April, 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.

Whitby: Appeal for witnesses following assault

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The incident involved a number of people, during which the suspect allegedly assaulted a 54-year old local man by punching him in the face and another man by landing a number of punches to his head and body. The man punched in the face was knocked unconscious and was later taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital for treatment. A 23-year-old […]

Cononley: Appeal for witnesses following shed burglary

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It is believed two unknown men broke into the shed and stole a mountain bike. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for anybody who may have witnessed two men acting suspiciously in the area. One was later seen to ride off on the […]

Drystone wall theft prompts police appeal

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Up to 50 capstones were stolen from the wall near Pateley Bridge, with thieves making off with a 10-metre row of the triangular stones. The theft of expensive dressed stone from drystone walls has an economic impact on rural communities, and damages North Yorkshire’s cultural heritage. The stones were stolen during the days prior to […]

York man jailed for fraud by abuse of position following North Yorkshire Police investigation

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Michael Anthony Stary, 60, of Calder Avenue, York, pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position at York Crown Court and was today (Monday 30 April 2018) sentenced to two years and eight months imprisonment. In January 2011, Stary, along with his sister, was granted joint lasting power of attorney over his 90 year-old mother’s […]

YORK: Hunt for Haxby tyre-slashing suspects

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The spate of incidents occurred overnight between Saturday and Sunday (28-29 April 2018). Six cars were targeted in the area resulting in hundreds of pounds worth of repair costs for the owners. They included: a Vauxhall Corsa and a Honda Civic at separate addresses on Briergate a Peugeot 308 on Ploughlands a Toyota Avensis and […]

Man fined and dog re-homed after hare coursing conviction

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John Latcham, 28, was spotted allowing a lurcher dog to run loose and chase a hare on land at Well, near Bedale, on 28 January 2018. North Yorkshire Police officers quickly attended and issued him with a Dispersal Notice, requiring him to leave the area immediately. The two-year-old male dog was found nearby with the […]