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Archive – September, 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.

UPDATED: Help to find next of kin of Nicholas George Douglas from York

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Can you help the Coroner’s office find the next of kin of Nicholas George Douglas? Sadly 51-year-old Nicholas was found dead at his home in Rowntree Avenue in York yesterday. Officers have been unable to trace his next of kin and are appealing to family members or anyone who might have known Nicholas and can […]

Team effort recovers vehicle stolen from West Midlands

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Shortly after 2.30pm yesterday (1 September 2020), North Yorkshire Police officers were alerted to a vehicle believed to be using false registration plates travelling north on the A19. Traffic officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver ignored the requests, continuing on the A19. As the vehicle was heading further north, officers requested assistance […]

Sherburn in Elmet: Leeds man arrested in connection with Co-op cash-in-transit robbery

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The robbery occurred at the Co-op store on Finkle Hill on Friday 21 August 2020. It was reported to North Yorkshire Police at 8.18am. Two men wearing balaclavas and carrying knives approached security staff before they made off in a white vehicle with a large amount of money. No-one was injured during the incident. Extensive […]

UPDATED: Coroner’s appeal to find family of Houghton-le-Spring man

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They have now been traced. ****************************************** North Yorkshire Coroner’s office is asking for help to find the family of a man from Houghton-le-Spring who died in Scarborough at the weekend. Ivan McCormick, 73, of Byron Terrace Houghton Le Spring, near Sunderland, sadly died while staying at a hotel in Scarborough on 30 August 2020. Officers […]

Van-tastic stop by traffic cops

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At 1.33am today (Tuesday 1 September 2020), West Yorkshire Police passed on an alert that a white Ford Transit – stolen from the Kippax area of Leeds – was heading north on the A1(M) though North Yorkshire. Traffic cops spotted the vehicle at 1.55am as it travelled across the Durham border where Durham Constabulary were […]