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Archive – July, 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.

Inspector Denise Wond cycles in memory of fallen police officer

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Each participant in the Unity Cycle Ride will wear a bracelet inscribed with a name of someone they are cycling to remember and Dee’s bracelet bears the name of PC Richard Ellerker who died on December 26 1993. PC Ellerker was on foot patrol in York when he was injured while arresting a drunk and […]

Hot weather warning: Man taken to hospital after river rescue

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Officers were called to The Falls, Riverside Road, Richmond after reports that a man hit his head while jumping into the River Swale. The 28-year-old, from County Durham, has been taken to hospital with serious injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening. Volunteers from Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team, ambulance staff and firefighters also attended […]

Men cautioned for possession of wild birds

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North Yorkshire Police Rural and Wildlife Crime Officer Graham Bilton and RSPCA officers seized two caged goldfinches from the men who admitted to the illegal possession and control of the wild birds. On examination, the birds were found to have recent damage to their plumage and were behaving in an agitated manner. On expert advice, […]

Attacker sentenced to eight years in jail after killing man in brutal Whitby assault

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Christopher John Coakley, 28, of Clipstone, Nottinghamshire has today (Thursday 25 July) been sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of 47-year-old Whitby man, Anthony John Welford. Around 12.05am on Sunday 24 February 2019, Coakley assaulted Mr Welford outside Porto Pizza on Windsor Terrace in Whitby causing him to fall and sustain a […]

Appeal after motorcyclist dies in A65 collision in Austwick

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It happened  at around 6.30pm on Tuesday 23 July 2019. It involved a blue and white Triumph Bonneville motorbike and a silver Land Rover Freelander. Both vehicles were travelling in the direction of Settle on the A65. As a result of the collision the rider of the motorbike, a man in his 70s from the […]

Appeal following collision in Ripley

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It happened at 5.30pm on Tuesday 23 July 2019 close to the entrance to Ripley Caravan Park It involved a black Fiat Punto, which was being driven towards Nidd, and a silver Toyota Aygo which was travelling in the opposite direction. The 51 year-old female driver of the Fiat, from Knaresborough, was uninjured. The 24 […]