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Archive – July, 2020

Read the latest local appeals, news stories and missing person alerts. The full list of stories, in date order, is below. But you can use "categories" and "neighbourhoods" to filter your selection.

Skipton man receives two-year prison sentence for breach of restraining order

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48-year-old John Lowndes, who was already serving a two-year prison sentence for making threats to kill and engaging in coercive and controlling behaviour, pleaded guilty to breaching a 10-year restraining order that was put in place to prevent him from contacting his victim. Within weeks of being put behind bars for the original offences, Lowndes blatantly ignored […]

Police appeal for information after dog dies from suspected pesticide abuse

Posted on in News stories, Wildlife Crime

North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information as part of an ongoing investigation into the poisoning of two pet dogs, believed to be as a result of pesticide abuse. On 23 April 2020, two spaniel dogs fell seriously ill immediately after a walk, with their owner, in the countryside near Pateley Bridge. The dogs were […]

Damage caused to Pickering memorial bench

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened near Ings Bridge, Ings Lane, Pickering on 19 July 2020, when damage was caused to a memorial bench. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask […]

Family tribute to man who died in Dales motorcycle collision

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The collision happened on the B6160, about a mile north of Kilnsey, at around 12.50pm on Sunday 26 July 2020. It involved a black and white motorbike that was travelling from Kilnsey towards Kettlewell. Sadly, the rider, Phil Wilson, 52, from Chester-le-Street in County Durham, died at the scene. His family today paid tribute to […]

Appeal to help find firearms stolen in Cononley burglary

Posted on in Burglary, News stories

The offenders forced open the property’s automatic gates and smashed the back patio door with a brick sometime between 1.50pm and 2.20pm. The front door and back door were also open. Once inside, every room was ransacked before the thieves ripped a gun cabinet from the wall, which included three rifles, a semi-automatic shotgun and […]