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Read the latest local appeals, news stories and missing person alerts. The full list of stories, in date order, is below. But you can use "categories" and "neighbourhoods" to filter your selection.

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 […]

17 Year old boy arrested in Scarborough

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The incident happened at 9.10pm on Eastborough, when officers were responding to a report of a 17 year old boy missing from home. It is believed there is some mobile phone footage of this incident circulating on social media. Officers investigating this incident ask anyone with any footage, or anyone who witnessed the incident, to […]

Appeal for witnesses following fatal collision in Filey

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The incident involved a cyclist and a white parked car and happened at the junction of Scarborough Road and Ravine Hill. The cyclist, a local man in his late sixties, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. The road was closed for several hours while emergency services worked at the scene. The road fully re-opened […]

Secluded area in York cordoned off to allow shell to be safely detonated

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It was found by a member of the public who was using a metal detector today (Thursday, 2 September). Explosives experts from the MOD will be carrying out a controlled explosion at around 6.30am tomorrow. Police are currently keeping the area safe with a scene guard and cordon.  The device is going to be detonated […]

Appeal for witnesses following collision on the A65 near Skipton

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The incident happened at around 6.20pm and involved a silver Citroen Dispatch, a blue Mercedes Benz and a grey Seat Leon. All of the cars were badly damaged, and the road was closed while the vehicles were recovered. A number of people were taken to hospital with serious but not believed to be life threatening, […]

Body found in search for missing Scarborough man

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A Royal Air Force Mountain Rescue Service team searching for the 54 year-old missing man from Scarborough, Steven Pearson, have sadly discovered a body in woodland near Knipe Point, Scarborough. He has not yet been formally identified but his family have been informed and are being supported by officers. We ask that the privacy of […]