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Archive – August, 2020

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Drivers arrested in ‘show of force’ to prevent drink driving

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Police focused their resources on roads around Harrogate, Skipton and Knaresborough in a ‘show of force’ deployment to deter drink and drug drivers and catch offenders. It was part of Operation Attention, North Yorkshire Police’s response to a summertime peak in drink driving and coincided with pubs reopening last month. Police stopped drivers across five […]

Man jailed for taking indecent photographs of three-year-old girl

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Geoffrey Crowther, aged 72, was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment at York Crown Court today (Wednesday 26 August 2020) after previously pleading guilty to four charges, including: making four indecent images of children in the most serious Category A, between 14 June 2017 and 14 November 2018 making three indecent images of children in Category […]

Boot full of fuel drums results in three arrests

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North Yorkshire Police have been conducting patrols of lorry parks, focussing in particular on the Hambleton district, following an increase in thefts from HGVs, including diesel fuel. At about 10.45pm on Friday 21 August 2020, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce were on patrol when they noticed an Audi A5 being driven close to […]

Appeal for information after suspected arson in Birdsall

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after several hay bales were set alight at a farm near Birdsall, Malton around 10.35pm on Sunday 23 August 2020. Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about any suspect vehicles or persons […]

CCTV appeal after distraction theft in Harrogate

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The incident happened close to the HSBC Bank on Cambridge Street in Harrogate around 11.15am on Tuesday 11 August 2020. A 95 year old woman was with her husband when she was approached by two women who attempted to engage the couple in conversation. Once the women had left the couple, the elderly woman noticed […]

Wanted York man arrested

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​Following a public appeal to locate wanted man, Joseph Sandford, he has been arrested and is in police custody.