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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 […]

Witness appeal after car crashes into house in Ryedale

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The incident occurred on Thornton Lane, High Marishes, at around 3.25am today (Thursday 16 September 2021). It appears the red five-door Ford Fiesta crashed through a fence and demolished the living room of the house. Thankfully, the owners of the property were in bed at the time and were able to get to safety and […]

Operation to tackle burglaries in York

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Since the start of August 2021, more than 20 incidents have occurred in the Heworth, Clifton, Osbaldwick and Tang Hall areas. In most cases, they have taken place after 8pm and items such as keys, bank cards and handbags have been taken with access gained through unlocked doors or open windows. Officers are actively tracking […]

Appeal following violent incident at Acomb pub

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Police were called to a report of a violent altercation involving several people at about 7pm at the Clockhouse pub on Saturday 11 September 2021. A man in his 20s has been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident. Police are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances. Anyone […]

Appeal following incident of exposure in York

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At about 2.50pm on Tuesday 7 September 2021, a man exposed himself by pulling across his shorts on Millennium Bridge. The suspect is described as a white, tanned male in his early 70s, at least 6ft tall and of broad build. At time of the incident he was wearing a black bicycle helmet, and black […]

Appeal following York city centre assault

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It happened on Market Street, York, between 10.30pm and 10.45pm on Saturday 28 August 2021. The male victim suffered an eye injury, and was taken by ambulance to York Hospital for treatment. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about […]

Have you seen this stolen York mountain bike?

Have you seen this stolen York mountain bike?

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The bike – the same make and model as pictured – was stolen during an incident on the cycle path near White Cross Court in the Clifton area of York at 4pm on 2 August 2021. The Carrera Sulcata men’s mountain bike is orange and black with a black and red drinks holder on the […]