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Archive – April, 2018

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Van driver loses his licence after dash cam footage captures his dangerous driving – Operation Spartan

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Antiques dealer Guy Watson narrowly missed a head-on collision with a car when he overtook a stationary van in Skeeby Bridge, Richmond. The 37-year-old from Seaton Delaval, Northumberland, crossed solid white lines to squeeze past the vehicle, which was giving way to oncoming traffic on a humpback bridge. A nearby motorist was so alarmed by […]

FRAUD ALERT: victims in York targeted in three separate fraud incidents

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This follows on from two similar reports earlier in the week in the Harrogate area in which the unsolicited callers claimed to be from calling from police fraud squads. Following this, the force has issued a reminder to the public about what the police, or a bank, will never do: Phone and ask you for […]

Police appeal following burglary at a home near Harrogate

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Thieves stole several distinctive items during the break-in at the address in Haggs Road. It includes several dog certificates, several handmade walking sticks including one in the shape of a badger’s head, a shire horse medallion in a red leather case and a Bramham Moor Hunt trophy from the year 1932. It happened  between 9am […]

North Yorkshire sees the smallest increase in crime the north of England – Office of National Statistics bulletin

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This was confirmed in the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) “Crime in England and Wales, year ending December 2017” bulletin, published today (Thursday 26 April 2018). It shows there were a total of 38,478 crimes in North Yorkshire during the 12-month period, giving a crime rate of 47.1 per 1,000 of the population. North Yorkshire’s […]

Have fun and stay safe in York this weekend, say city’s police

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They’ll be working alongside York BID Street Rangers, City of York Council’s Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers, and volunteers such as Street Angels and the York Rescue Boat, to help keep everyone safe. As the weather improves, York attracts even more people to its historic attractions and vibrant night-time economy. Inspector Andy Godfrey, of North Yorkshire Police, […]