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Archive – May, 2020

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Driver pronounced dead after collision near Wetherby

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The man in his 70s from the Teesside area was driving a distinctive silver/grey Ford Transit camper van. It collided with the roundabout near Wetherby Services, where junction 46 of the A1(M) joins the B1224, at around 10.40am today. Police believe the driver had approached the roundabout from the A1(M) sliproad, travelling southbound. Ambulance crews […]

****UPDATE 5.30pm****Road closed in Scarborough due to ongoing incident

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Police are currently at the scene of an incident in Scarborough, which has resulted in the closure of the road. During a search at a property in Barrowlciff Road earlier today, officers discovered an old unexploded device. A cordon is in place. Neighbouring residents have been evacuated from their homes as a precaution and are […]

Appeal following sexual exposure in York

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The incident occurred on the cycle path between the Nestle entrance on Wigginton Road and New Earswick at around 8.40pm on Monday, 25 May when a man indecently exposed himself before performing a sexual act in front of two 19-year-old women. Officers are keen to speak with anyone who has information on the incident or […]

Family release tribute to “proud, loving and caring” cyclist who died in Porsche collision

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He was 36 year-old Andrew Jackson (pictured) of Hunsingore, near Wetherby. Speaking about Andrew, his family said: “We are all devastated by the loss of Andrew. To us, he was a proud father of two young children, a loving husband and a caring son. “He will leave a gaping hole in the lives of those […]

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Analysis shows buzzard killed by combination of four different pesticides

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In March 2020, a member of the public saw a buzzard fall out of a tree in Pateley Bridge, Nidderdale. It was taken straight to a local vet but sadly died soon after. The buzzard was sent to the Wildlife Incident Investigation Scheme (WIIS), administered by Natural England, for further analysis due to the circumstances […]

Reminder that Covid-19 has not gone away following busy bank holiday weekend

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They also want to remind people that coronavirus has not gone away and it can still be passed on to family and friends despite the relaxation of some restrictions. The reminder comes after the bank holiday weekend saw North Yorkshire Police issue 52 fines for breaches of the coronavirus regulations in addition to issuing over […]