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Archive – February, 2021

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.

Court Notice

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Peter Andrew Holmes, aged 71 (date of birth 22/03/1949), of King Street, Bristol, is alleged to have committed two counts of buggery and multiple indecent assaults and acts of gross indecency, between 1977 and 1992 while working at Malsis School in the Craven District of North Yorkshire. All the complainants are men who were aged […]

Selby District: Police appeal following farm equipment burglary at Camblesforth

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It happened on Selby Road, between 11pm on Friday 19 February and 10am on Saturday 20 February 2021, and involved the theft for several thousand pounds worth of farming equipment. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about any vehicles […]

Police urge parents to check kids’ phones for 10 less well-known apps used by online child abusers

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Worryingly, these apps have featured in a range of recent investigations into child abuse, indecent images of children, sexual communication with a child offences. Apps such as Whisper (logo pictured to the right) and Kik are increasingly featuring in such cases, which require extensive enquiries by the force’s Digital Forensics Unit to secure key evidence. […]

16 weeks’ jail for woman who coughed at police officers

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Lisa Dawn Fisher, 31, of Westbourne Grove, pleaded guilty at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court to two counts of common assault against an emergency worker. On 30 January 2021 officers attended an address in Scarborough to investigate a reported breach of coronavirus regulations. While the officers were in conversation with one occupant of a flat, Fisher became […]

Appeal to collectors and antique dealers to lookout for stolen napkin rings

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The items were stolen in a burglary in Copmanthorpe near York last year, but it has now come to light that two napkin rings have dates of birth engraved on them, making them easily identifiable. It is possible that the napkin rings could have been sold on to dealers or collectors and officers are appealing […]

Heroin dealer jailed after county lines investigation

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Andrew Paul Christian Brown, 46, was arrested in the Montpellier Hill area of the town on 17 September 2020 by officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Operation Expedite team. He was subsequently charged with supplying heroin on dates in 2019 and 2020, as well as possessing criminal property – namely more than £700 found in his […]