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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 […]

Police tackle alcohol-related crime in Richmondshire with new community initiative

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Police will use a mix of education and enforcement to reduce drink-fuelled anti-social behaviour, especially in hotspots such as Richmond Falls. The move comes after local residents, including parents, responded to surveys by saying they would welcome more action and support on the issue. Officers will also help prevent alcohol sales to children and work […]

Family’s tribute to Linda Stockdale following a collision near Catterick Village

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Linda was a loving and devoted, partner, mum, grandma and friend to many. She lived locally all her life, growing up at Barden Lane Farm near Leyburn, living the last 18 years in Tunstall. Her whole working life was spent caring for, teaching and supporting young children and their families and she was looking forward […]

Richmondshire: Two vehicle collision at Harmby – did you witness possible reckless driving between a black VW Golf and a light blue Seat Leon?

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We are appealing for witnesses and information about a damage-only road traffic collision and a manner of driving concern that occurred in this area between Leyburn and Bedale. The collision involved a black Land Rover Discovery and a light blue Seat Leon. Reports have suggested the Leon and a black VW Golf were being driven […]

Appeal for information after repeated damage to community bus service

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after a number of incidents in which a community bus service has been damaged by having nails and screws pushed into its tyres. The Little White Bus is a community bus service which provides vital transport for residents and visitors to Upper Wensleydale and Swaledale. The incidents are […]

Cigarettes stolen from community shop in Richmondshire.

Cigarettes stolen from community shop in Richmondshire.

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It happened at 11.40am on Saturday (22 May). A man entered the shop to buy cigarettes. He distracted the cashier and ran out of the store with the items, making no attempt to pay. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help identify the man pictured by CCTV, as we believe he may have information […]