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Man sent to jail for breaching animal protection court order

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Michael Hawkswell was caught by police on six occasions breaching a court order to prevent harm or suffering to animals. Following an investigation by North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Task Force, Hawkswell appeared at York Magistrates Court on Wednesday 8 September 2021 where he was sentenced to 32 weeks in prison. In April 2019 Hawkswell was […]

Specialist rural policing officers target illegal taking of fish

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Action is underway after concerns from the angling community about the illegal taking of fish from lakes in the Pickering area and elsewhere. It is an offence to take or destroy, or attempt to do so, any fish in water which is private property, or in which there is a private right of fishery. To […]

Appeal following theft of quad bike from Craven farm

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It happened at a farm adjacent to the main A65 Skipton to Addingham Road at Draughton at about 12.30pm on Thursday 5 August 2021, and involved the theft of a red Honda TRX420 quad bike from the farmyard. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, […]

Security alert for Land Rover owners in North Yorkshire, after vehicles targeted elsewhere

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Police are taking action after a growing trend elsewhere in the region of Land Rover Defenders being stolen. Officers are proactively patrolling – in both marked and unmarked police vehicles – to detect and deter thieves looking to travel into North Yorkshire to commit crime. They are also asking Land Rover owners to take extra […]