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Archive – February, 2020

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.

Harrogate disturbance appeal

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The anti-social behaviour occurred near the Cenotaph at around 6.30pm on Wednesday (26 February 2020). Enquiries are ongoing and officers are asking for assistance to help identify the man involved as part of the investigation. Anyone with information that could assist is asked to call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask […]

Police appeal to trace tractor driver who failed to stop after collision

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It happened yesterday (Wednesday 26 February) at around 7.25pm. A Volvo C30 and a tractor towing a trailer collided on Northallerton Road, Leeming. Both the driver of the Volvo and her 18 month-old child were injured in the collision and attended hospital. Police are appealing for the driver of the tractor to come forward and […]

Suspected fuel thieves thwarted after immediate response by police

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Suspects targeted a building site on Tadcaster Road in Dringhouses, York, last night – but after an immediate police response, they ran off apparently empty-handed. North Yorkshire Police were called at 11.20pm on Wednesday 26 February 2020, by a witness reporting suspicious activity, and officers were at the scene within four minutes. A Vauxhall Corsa […]

Four year prison sentence for Harrogate child abuser

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Paul John Geagan, aged 52, was sentenced at York Crown Court on Tuesday (25 February 2020) having previously pleading guilty to sexual assault by touching which occurred in 2015. He also admitted to possessing GBL, a controlled Class C drug, and possessing 1,193 extreme pornographic images involving bestiality. Gaegan was arrested by North Yorkshire Police’s […]

Phase 2 of Operation Jackal – a major investigation into county lines drug dealing in Harrogate brings total arrests to 17

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Phase two of the operation saw around 40 officers from North Yorkshire Police target a number of addresses across Harrogate where they arrested three women and eight men.   Members of Harrogate Neighbourhood Policing Team also delivered letters explaining what was going on to local people who may have been concerned by the increased police […]

Cleveland man jailed for door step fraud

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Richard Calvert, 45, travelled into North Yorkshire from Cleveland to commit the offence in March last year. On 9 March 2019, Calvert targeted an 81 year old woman in Kirkbymoorside, fooling her into believing she knew him. He then followed her home, went into her house and scammed her out of £120 cash, leading the […]