Today we hear from Detective Inspector Darrin Knight, who is responsible for our Digital Forensic Unit. Darrin and his team investigate cases involving the possession and distribution of indecent images of children, online grooming and online child sexual exploitation. “I joined the Metropolitan Police in 1989, transferred to North Yorkshire in 1996 and became a […]
Archive – June, 2019
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.
Hate crime causes division and fear. It can escalate from a verbal insult through to the extreme of murder, as the tragic events in New Zealand earlier this year have shown us. The central message of Safeguarding Week has been “safeguarding is everyone’s business” – we all have a responsibility to stand up to hate […]
Sergeant Kevin Kelly has been praised by the charity for his enthusiasm and commitment to animals and particularly tackling horrific crimes such as badger baiting and cock fighting. He collected his award from actor Peter Egan at the RSPCA Honours event hosted by John Bishop held at 195 Piccadilly, the famous home of BAFTA in […]
Between midnight and 5am yesterday, Thursday 27 June 2019, a silver 17-seater Mercedes minibus was stolen from the Heworth area of the city, and North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation. This morning, a vigilant member of the public spotted the vehicle parked in the east Leeds area, with false number plates and some damage to […]
An intruder alarm sounded at the shop in North Moor Road, Huntington, at 3.40am this morning. North Yorkshire Police officers responded immediately and carried out an area search. At 4.15am, a 31-year-old man was found by police in a garden nearby. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, and taken to custody, where he remains […]
“County lines” is the term given to a form of drug dealing where dealers from urban areas sell drugs in smaller county towns using mobile phones to advertise their drugs. The investigation dates back to June 2017 when officers stopped a Vauxhall Astra in Scarborough following a report that it was involved in suspected drug […]