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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 […]

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 […]

Farmers and police warning of devastating consequences of dog attacks on livestock

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As more people are visiting the countryside to walk their dogs, North Yorkshire Police have been supplying stocks of warning posters to farmers to put up on gates and near livestock fields. Officers from rural Neighbourhood Policing Teams, and the force’s Rural Task Force, have also been talking to dog walkers in areas where livestock […]

Increase in collisions with deer prompts police warning to motorists

Increase in collisions with deer prompts police warning to motorists

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Since the start of May 2021, at least 16 deer have died after being struck by vehicles in York and North Yorkshire. Very sadly, in all 16 incidents, the deer’s injuries were not survivable. Inspector Dan Spence, from North Yorkshire Police’s Force Control Room, said: “We have unfortunately seen a significant increase in collisions involving […]

Police in countryside patrols to reduce livestock attacks over bank holiday weekend

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Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Task Force and Neighbourhood Policing Teams will be visiting those areas where sheep worrying incidents are regularly reported to reassure farmers, and speak to dog walkers. They’ll be emphasising the devastating consequences of dog attacks on sheep, and the importance of keeping pets under control at all times. As […]