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Archive – December, 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.

78-year-old Filey man jailed for a number of child sex offences

78-year-old Filey man jailed for a number of child sex offences

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David Hudghton from Filey appeared at Doncaster Crown Court yesterday, Thursday 19 December 2019 and pleaded not guilty to all charges. However, a jury found him guilty of eight charges of sexually assaulting a child under 13 and five charges of causing a child to engage in sexual activity. Alongside the prison sentence, Hudghton was […]

North Yorkshire Police donates hundreds of pounds worth of food to local foodbanks

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Reverse advent calendars work by filling boxes every day with helpful items that can then be taken to food banks in order to help those less fortunate that are struggling at Christmas time. The force decided to organise a force-wide collection of donations after realising that many teams were already carrying out similar initiatives individually. […]

‘Not cricket’ – police in rural sports clubs security warning

‘Not cricket’ – police in rural sports clubs security warning

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Between 2pm on Sunday 15 December and 2pm on Monday 16 December 2019, a container was broken into at Sicklinghall Cricket Club and valuable machinery stolen from within. The equipment, for cutting cricket fields, was worth thousands of pounds. Police are investigating, and are appealing for any information about the burglary. Officers are also advising […]

Appeal to locate family of man who died in Scarborough

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James Hutchinson, 74, from Scarborough, died on Saturday 14 December 2019. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Police enquiries to date have not revealed any next of kin for him. They may be in the London area. Family members of Mr Hutchinson, or anyone who can help contact them, are asked to contact […]

Foggy photos highlight importance of headlights

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Two photographs were taken on the county’s roads this morning – one showing an oncoming car with its headlights off, and another with its headlights on. The second vehicle is far easier to see from a distance. Police today emphasised the safety reasons for using headlights when visibility is reduced. A spokesperson for North Yorkshire […]