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Archive – April, 2020

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North Yorkshire Police on track to meet recruitment targets in Government’s uplift programme

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North Yorkshire Police is well on track to meet its target of 58 additional officers by March 2021 in Government’s major recruitment drive Online assessment centres mean the force will continue recruiting safely during the coronavirus outbreak Total number of officers in England and Wales up to 131,596 Police ranks across England and Wales have […]

Quad bike owners urged to invest in security measures – after thieves thwarted in North Yorkshire

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Just before 2am today, Thursday 30 April 2020, a farmer in a rural area between Harrogate and Otley was woken by a notification from their tracker service – and heard the sound of quads being driven away. They contacted police. At around the same time, North Yorkshire Police also received a call from the tracker […]

Coronavirus fines set to top 500 as police thank the majority and urge the minority to stop and think about the 26,000 people who have died

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The figures, published up to Monday 27 April, show the force had issued 495 fines at 275 separate incidents, but since Monday this number is on track to pass the 500 mark. Of those 495 who were fined, more than half (269) were visitors from outside the county including 149 from West Yorkshire, 30 from […]

Five arrests after 110mph police pursuit in North Yorkshire

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On Monday 27 April 2020, police were made aware of a suspected stolen BMW 3 Series car, in convoy with another BMW 3 Series car, travelling through North Yorkshire. Officers spotted the suspected stolen car travelling south on the A1(M) at about 10.50pm. It did not stop for police, and made off at high speed. […]

Routine police COVID-19 check leads to cannabis haul

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At about 10.55am on Monday 27 April 2020, North Yorkshire Police officers were on patrol on the A1(M) near Scotch Corner. A grey VW Passat was stopped, and the driver spoken to. While talking to the driver, officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis. A search of the vehicle revealed several shopping bags full of […]

UPDATE on Chop Gate investigation

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While it is still too early to confirm the precise age of the bones, forensic archaeologists have identified them as male and they are likely to be more than half-a-century old. With support from the Ministry of Defence, the RAF Police Forensic Team and various subject matter experts from the RAF and the Army, work […]