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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.

Watch: Moment police catch Bradford burglars hiding up a tree

Posted on in Burglary, News stories

Around twenty officers were involved in the chase for Abraham Fox, 28, Ross Sutcliffe, 29, and 48 year-old William Lowther who sped off sped off after catching the attention of police in a ‘suspicious looking’ stolen vehicle in the early hours of Wednesday 15 January. It came just 20 minutes after they had burgled the […]

Man arrested after police pursue stolen car

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Officers tried to stop the driver at around 8am yesterday after spotting the car on the outskirts of York. The driver led officers on a pursuit in which he collided with another car. Several miles later, still being pursued by police, he crashed into a tree near the Knavesmire. Police searched the stolen car and […]

Police release CCTV after shop theft in Ripon

Posted on in News stories

Items worth £160 were taken during the incident, at 12.55pm on Thursday  20 February 2020. The suspect entered the store and concealed various items in a carrier bag. She then walked out without attempting to pay for the items. Police would like to speak to a woman pictured by CCTV as part of their enquiries. […]

Former school caretaker jailed for eight years for non-recent sexual abuse of children

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Henry Bottomley (pictured below), 87, from Filey, was sentenced at York Crown Court on 21 February 2020. He pleaded guilty to 12 out of 14 counts of gross indecency with the girls who were aged under 14. The two other charges will remain on file. The offences occurred between 1986 and 1995 when Bottomley was […]

Pedestrian killed in collision on A64 is named

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He was 40-year-old John Michael Harris, of Tadcaster. One of the drivers, a 34-year-old man from the Ryedale area, was arrested on suspicion of driving while over the prescribed limit for drugs, and for driving while unfit through drugs. He has been released under investigation while enquiries continue. The original witness appeal is below. Police […]

Police issue warning over HMRC scam calls

Posted on in Fraud, News stories

North Yorkshire Police are warning the public to be vigilant after a surge in calls from scammers claiming to be HMRC was reported overnight in the county. In most instances, the caller claims to be from HRMC and alleges that the individual owes a substantial amount of money in unpaid fines. The caller then goes […]