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Archive – July, 2019

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Two-week firearms surrender campaign begins in North Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire Police is joining forces across the country in appealing for people to hand in unwanted guns with a two-week surrender of firearms and ammunition, starting today (20 July). Although offences linked to firearms are extremely rare in York and North Yorkshire, many such weapons are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality […]

Two years in jail for man who deliberately drove into cyclist in Selby

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A video camera fitted to the cyclist’s handlebars partially captured the incident on camera. William Status Heslop, 33, was driving his Vauxhall Insignia along Ousegate in Selby on 26 June last year when he turned right into Barlby Road at the same time as the cyclist, who was travelling in the opposite direction, turned left. […]

Chip shop arsonist who set himself on fire is sent to prison

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>> WATCH the footage that helped convict him here Dramatic CCTV footage captured the moment Lubos Filek caught fire and fled across a main road in Selby after torching the business. The 40-year-old caused more than £100,000 of damage to Abbey Fisheries – but to this day he has refused to tell detectives why he […]

North Yorkshire is safest place in England with an extremely low crime rate, new government figures reveal

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New figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also reveal that North Yorkshire remains the safest place in England. This is despite a 16% increase in recorded offences in the county. One of North Yorkshire’s most senior police officers said that while the very low crime rate is encouraging, the rise highlights […]

Appeal after serious collision involving car and motorcycle on A19 south of York

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At about 1.45pm on 17 July 2019, a collision occurred between Deighton and Crockey Hill. It involved a red Ford Fiesta and a black Piaggio motorcycle. The motorcyclist, a 17-year-old, received serious injuries. An off-duty officer was one of the first to arrive at the scene, and provided medical care until the emergency services arrived. […]