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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 appeal to trace biker who witnessed shocking assault on a man in Scarborough

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The incident, which has left the victim in a critical condition, took place at the corner of Ramshill Road and Westbourne Grove, opposite the Ramshill Hotel. Detectives want to speak to any witnesses and drivers who were in the area at the time of the incident, especially those who may have captured dash cam footage. […]

Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision near Whitby

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At about 4.20pm on Sunday 18 July 2021, a black Yamaha motorcycle was travelling on the B1416 from Sneaton towards the Woodsmith Mine when it left the road near to the turning for Littlebeck. The rider, a man in his 30s from Hull, was thrown from his bike into a roadside ditch. Prior to the […]

Investigation after ‘heritage crime’ arson at historic North Yorkshire chapel

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At about 9pm on Sunday 13 June 2021, a fire was reported in a storage room adjoining the War Memorial Chapel in a remote area near Oldstead, Ryedale. North Yorkshire Police officers and firefighters from North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene. The chapel was built from the ruins of a hillside farm […]

Appeal for witnesses following crash on A174 near to Ellerby

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It happened at 5.10pm on 26 May 2021 and involved a white Ford Fiesta and a white Vauxhall van. Two air ambulances attended the scene and after assessment, three casualties were taken by land ambulance to James Cook Hospital in Middlesbrough for treatment. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Officers are appealing for […]

Covid response update

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“During the past week (12-18 April 2021), North Yorkshire Police has issued only seven Covid-related Fixed Penalty Notices. They occurred at the weekend and they were all for indoor gatherings – four in Ripon and three in Scarborough. In line with the gradual easing of the lockdown, our focus is very much on reacting to […]