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Archive – April, 2020

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Firearms licensing advice in response to Coronavirus rules

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Yesterday morning, North Yorkshire Police revoked the shotgun certificates of two men who were found to be shooting on land in a rural area near Ripon on the afternoon of Sunday 5 April 2020. When officers attended, they established that the men were shooting on land where they did not have permission, and in breach […]

Appeal for information after buzzard found shot near Shipton, York

Posted on in News stories, Wildlife Crime

North Yorkshire Police and the RSPCA are appealing for information after a buzzard was found injured near Shipton Grange close to Shipton-by-Beningbrough, York on 29 March 2020. The buzzard, a male, was found by a local farmer who called the RSPCA and the charity’s Inspector Claire Mitchell collected the bird. Claire said: “The farmer didn’t know the bird had […]

Harrogate bank robbery: two arrested

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The men, aged 60 and 28, are being investigated in connection with the robbery at the Co-operative Bank on Prospect Crescent just before 1pm on Monday 6 April. It is reported that threats of violence were made towards a member of staff before a suspect left with a quantity of cash. The 60 year-old man […]

Communities warned to be vigilant after doorstep scammers strike in Selby

Posted on in Fraud, News stories

North Yorkshire Police is warning local residents not to accept help from unknown individuals knocking on doors and offering support with shopping for food and essentials. Officers in Selby have had reports of two individuals taking bank cards and cash from housebound or self-isolating residents on the premise of purchasing supplies but then making off […]

North Yorkshire Police ‘steps up patrols’ in Harrogate

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The move follows an increase in the number of people who are visiting the town despite the Government’s measures instructing people to ‘stay at home’. This includes motorists travelling into the town for ‘non-essential reasons’, reports of people having picnics, residents drinking in the streets, groups congregating in the town centre and people meeting up […]