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Archive – August, 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.

Detectives release fresh information in Sherburn robbery investigation

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Two men wearing balaclavas and carrying knives approached security staff as they filled up a cash machine at the Cooperative Store on Finkle Street in Sherburn-in-Elmet. The incident was reported at 8.18am on Friday, 21 August. Fortunately, nobody was injured. Following further investigations, detectives now believe a white car with dark tinted windows that was […]

Bridlington man jailed for money laundering

Posted on in Fraud, News stories

John Lannen (02/11/1950) of North Back Lane, Bridlington, was sentenced to 16 months imprisonment at York Crown Court on Friday 21 August 2020 after pleading guilty to money laundering. Rogue traders carried out works to the home of an elderly woman in Skipton in spring 2018, charging her £33,000 in total for works valued at […]

Police urge vigilance after sparrowhawk shows symptoms of poisoning

Posted on in News stories, Wildlife Crime

A very unwell sparrowhawk was found by members of the public in woodland, just off Gillamoor Bank, close to Gillamoor village near Kirkbymoorside in Ryedale. The bird appeared to be experiencing seizures and clenching its talons, and was taken locally for care, but died shortly after. The symptoms shown by the bird suggest that poisons […]

Five arrested in Harrogate in latest drugs operation

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Officers carried out a series of coordinated arrests across Harrogate on Friday 21 August. As a result, two men aged 18 and 24, and three boys, two aged 17 and one aged 16 are in custody, arrested on suspicion of the following offences: 24-year-old on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A […]

Appeal for information & dash-cam footage following taxi driver’s death

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37-year-old James (Jimmy) Mallinson from Ampleforth died after being found collapsed near Ampleforth Abbey on Saturday evening (15 August). At around 10pm that night, police received a report of an abandoned, black Volvo XC90 in a hedge on the B1257 near the turn off to Oswaldkirk. Officers are appealing to anyone who saw the Volvo […]