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Archive – April, 2020

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North Yorkshire remains the safest place in the country despite rise in recorded crime

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This was confirmed in the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) “Crime in England and Wales: year ending December 2019” bulletin, published today (Thursday 23 April 2020). It shows there were 47,929 crimes in North Yorkshire during the 12-month period, giving a crime rate of 58.1 per 1,000 of the population which is the lowest nationally, […]

Appeal following rural burglary in Haxby where grey pick-up truck was stolen

Appeal following rural burglary in Haxby where grey pick-up truck was stolen

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It happened at Crompton Farm on York Road between approximately 9.30pm on 22 April 2020 and 5.10am on Thursday 23 April when a grey Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck was stolen from the farm and driven through fields in the surrounding area causing substantial damage to farming equipment, fields and fencing. The vehicle was later recovered […]

Whitby man sentenced for indecent images of children offences linked to American child rape suspect

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Mark Anthony Boyce, aged 56, was sentenced to 20 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years, at York Crown Court today (Thursday 23 April 2020) after previously pleading guilty to a series of indecent images of children (IIOC) offences. These included making 11,145 of the most serious Category A images, 12,177 Category B images and 121,047 […]

Cyclist in fatal collision in the Dales

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The incident happened around 4.20pm yesterday (Wednesday 22 April). It involved a single pedal cyclist who was travelling from Pateley Bridge towards Grassington. The 66-year-old man sadly was pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed for a number of hours while police examined the scene. We are appealing for witnesses or anyone who […]