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Doorstep caller warning after “ex-offenders” target Tadcaster

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Residents have reported feeling intimidated by the callers’ behaviour including one who bought overpriced goods after feeling pressured by their behaviour. Officers are appealing to anyone else who believes they have been targeted by the callers to contact them, including anyone with doorbell video cameras or CCTV. It is believed the sellers were driven to […]

Appeal for witnesses to 2-in-1 burglary in Hawes

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At around 1.30am on Saturday 17 July 2021 the homeowner was woken by the sound of their Audi RS3 being driven away from their property. Thieves had gained entrance to the house by a side door and stolen the car keys. Officers are appealing to anyone who may have been in the area at the […]

Police confirm that a motorcyclist died in B1222 collision between Sherburn in Elmet and Cawood

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It happened at around 12pm and involved a black Suzuki Gsx 1300 motorcycle, a white Ford Fiesta and a grey Seat Leon. The motorcycle was travelling from Cawood to Sherburn-in-Elmet, and the Ford Fiesta was travelling from Sherburn-in-Elmet in the opposite direction followed by the Seat Leon. Police have now confirmed that the rider of […]

Police keep road users safe as county enters its worst months for crashes

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July to September typically sees more crashes than any other period in North Yorkshire. However, this year more people are holidaying at home, meaning even more traffic than usual is predicted especially around the coast and Dales. North Yorkshire Police is responding with a summer road safety operation to target the most common causes of […]

Wanted Selby man arrested

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Following multiple appeals to locate him, the 29 year-old  man from Selby has been arrested. He has been wanted on warrant after he failed to appear at York Crown Court in 2019, after being found guilty of assault. A warrant was issued for his arrest at the time and extensive enquiries have been ongoing to […]

Ripon child sex offender jailed for arranging to rape four-year-old girl

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John Peter Noble, aged 36, of North Street, was given a 14-year sentence to include 10 years in prison and four years on licence. He was  sentenced  York Crown Court today (Monday 19 July 2021) after pleading guilty on 1 May 2021. The offences included arranging to rape a child, sexual assault on a child, […]