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Queen Ethelburga’s School former owner Brian Martin jailed for non-recent child abuse offences

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Brian Richard Martin, aged 71, of Ferrensby, Knaresborough, was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today (Friday 2 July 2021) following a retrial for a sexual assault on a boy in the late 2000s that was first put before a jury in 2018. Martin was also found guilty of indecent assault on a girl in the […]

Power tools, a lawnmower and an oven found in back of van in Harrogate

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When they carried out a road-side search of the vehicle, they discovered a number of items in the rear that could not be accounted for by the occupants from Leeds. This included several power tools, a lawnmower and an oven. The officers seized the van and enquiries are ongoing into the incident. Local people are […]

Police appeal after abandoned farm buildings set on fire in Harrogate

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A group of teenagers are suspected of setting fire to abandoned farm buildings. 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 identification of people who were in that area at the time. Anyone with information that could assist the […]

Ripon appeal: Damage and thefts at Fisher Green Allotments

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Overnight between Friday and Saturday (25 to 26 June 2021), at least 15 sheds and other buildings were damaged and entered. Not all had items taken, however some did have tools removed. The suspects have also caused considerable damage to windows and doors when making their entry. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help […]

Harrogate: Appeal following criminal damage to cars at Dene Park

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The vehicles had their windows smashed with stones and other objects, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Police enquiries in the neighbourhood are ongoing, including a trawl of council and private CCTV which covers the area. Three youths wearing […]