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Claudia Lawrence investigation: Searches at Sand Hutton Gravel Pits conclude

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Detective Superintendent Wayne Fox, Head of the Major Investigation Team, has confirmed that nothing of obvious significance was located during searches of part of the wooded area and in the smaller of the two lakes. A small number of items were recovered during the two-week search. Whilst these items are being assessed for their forensic […]

Police searching local area in Claudia Lawrence investigation

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Superintendent Wayne Fox, Head of North Yorkshire Police’s Major Investigation Team and the Senior Investigating Officer in the case, said: “The searches which have commenced today (Tuesday 24 August 2021) at Sand Hutton Gravel Pits are in relation to the disappearance and suspected murder of Claudia Lawrence more than 12 years ago. “I cannot say […]

Supercar seized in operation to tackle illegal driving

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The driver was stopped on suspicion of having no insurance and failing to display a front number plate. He was reported for both offences yesterday. The vehicle was taken away on a recovery truck and can only be released when proof of insurance provided. Police in Harrogate pulled over the performance car as part of […]

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 […]