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Archive – January, 2020

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Man who made offensive Nazi salute at Scarborough Remembrance event given Criminal Behaviour Order

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Adrian Charles Norman of Woodland Avenue, Scarborough was found guilty of making a threatening and abusive sign which was likely to cause alarm and distress, at a Remembrance day event in November 2019. A member of the public captured a photograph of Norman making the offensive salute and a report was made to North Yorkshire […]

Arrests made at Barton Lorry Park as part of Operation Cargo

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Op Cargo aims to catch gangs who slash the covers of curtain-sided vehicles and raid the contents, often when the driver has parked up for the night. At 12.30am Friday 17 January 2020, officers from the Road Policing and Response teams, supported by officers from the Special Constabulary, were carrying out patrols at Barton Lorry […]

Indecent images of children suspect pleads guilty at court

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Simon David Halliday, aged 45, from Rillington, Malton, was arrested by North Yorkshire Police’s Online Abuse and Exploitation Team on Thursday morning (16 January 2020). Following questioning he was charged on Thursday evening with the following offences: Making indecent pseudo-photographs of children (eight in the most extreme Category A) Making indecent pseudo-photographs of children (19 […]

Three suspected burglars charged following ‘huge team effort’ by Harrogate police and police helicopter

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Local units were deployed to search the area and promptly located a suspicious vehicle which failed to stop. Following a pursuit, a police car was hit before the suspect vehicle went off-road to make their escape. The National Police Air Service (NPAS) was called to assist with the search and located the vehicle abandoned in […]

North Yorkshire Police warning following reports of fake ‘Amazon’ phonecalls

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There have been a number of different methods being used and several cases have been reported across North Yorkshire in recent weeks: Residents have reported being contacted on the phone to inform them that their Amazon Prime accounts have been renewed. Some of these calls have been made using a recorded “robovoice” whereas some have […]