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Archive – January, 2021

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‘The impact’s psychological as well as physical’: One emergency services worker assaulted every day while serving North Yorkshire

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A police officer has described how he lay in “overwhelming pain” after being assaulted as figures show one emergency services worker is attacked every day in North Yorkshire. Traffic Constable David Minto couldn’t work for six months due to fractures and extensive ligament damage to his lower leg. His attacker, Shane Anthony Povey, was recently […]

Appeal for witnesses following collision in Settrington, near Malton

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It happened on Back Lane, Settrington between 9.30am and 9.40am on Monday 25 January 202, when a local woman in her 30’s was struck by a car, which failed to stop at the scene. The woman suffered multiple injuries requiring treatment at Scarborough General Hospital. She has since been discharged. We are requesting the public’s assistance […]

Is your knife illegal to possess even in your home?

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These include flick knifes, zombie knives, curved swords, batons and knuckle dusters. This change has been brought about by the Government’s Offensive Weapons Act designed to increase public safety by reducing knife crime. Possession and ownership of such weapons under any circumstances is prohibited under the new legislation. The Government is currently operating a surrender […]

Northallerton: Police issue CCTV/dash-cam footage appeal following a further sexual assault on a woman

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The latest incident happened on Mowbray Road at around 5pm on Friday 22 January 2021 as the woman, who is aged in her early 20s, was stood alone at the Mowbray Road/Turker Lane junction. The suspect approached the victim from behind and without warning sexually assaulted her before running off down Turker Lane in the […]

Police warning after spate of thefts from cars in Harrogate

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Over the last week, a number of parked cars have been entered, and items stolen from inside. In most cases, the cars had been left locked and secure, and no damage was caused when entering them. It appears high-value vehicles such as BMWs and Audis have been particularly targeted. Enquiries into the thefts is ongoing. […]