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Archive – May, 2020

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‘Slow down and save lives’, motorists told as more return to North Yorkshire’s roads

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The recent relaxation of some lockdown measures has meant more vehicles on the road, alongside more pedestrians and cyclists. But police have noticed that many motorists are “rusty” after not using their vehicles for weeks. It has prompted North Yorkshire emergency services and local authorities to share a joint message to motorists as part of […]

Five arrests in Scarborough for Class A drugs offences

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Just before 9pm on Monday 18 May 2020, police officers on Seamer Road became aware of a disturbance outside a property nearby. They attended and spoke to a group of people. Two were detained for a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act, and subsequently arrested. A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of being […]

North Yorkshire Police’s super ‘Specials’ contribute 2,334 hours during COVID-19

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A total of 55 Special Constables have completed 2,334 hours of deployment over 405 duties between Monday 23 March 2020 and Sunday 17 May 2020, as part of North Yorkshire Police’s response to the fight against Covid-19. ‘Specials’, as they are known, have been working with regular colleagues to respond to emergency calls, as well […]

Police in York attend Gillygate property fire

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Officers closed the road to enable Fire Service colleagues to safely deal with the fire. There was no one in the property, and the road was reopened at 5.15am. Enquiries are ongoing this morning to determine what caused the fire.

New initiative to harness teenagers’ community spirit launched by police and school in Eastfield

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The initiative will see teams from North Yorkshire Police’s Operation Cracker and George Pindar School’s EDGE project (Enriching Developing and Generating Eastfield Scheme) working alongside each other. During lockdown, the initiative will start with a programme of virtual activities. The first will ask for volunteers to support those in the community who have dementia. Students […]