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Warning posters sent to Selby after sheep injured – attacked lamb dies in Harrogate

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Sometime between 2pm on Friday 24 and 8am on Saturday 25 July 2020, two sheep were injured in a suspected dog attack. They were found by the farmer on Saturday morning. They survived, but required medication from a vet. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting […]

£500,000 to be invested in preventing crime in rural North Yorkshire

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Julia Mulligan, the county’s Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, bid for the Home Office money. The £548,980 of Safer Streets funding awarded aims to prevent crime, put off criminals and protect homeowners, their homes and communities while building the evidence needed to strengthen the case for future investment in targeted crime prevention. The community to […]

Joint operation to tackle off road bikes and rural crime in Cleveland and North Yorkshire

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Last weekend officers from Cleveland and North Yorkshire Police, the Environment Agency and the North York Moors National Park Authority conducted an operation to tackle off road bikes and rural crime. The operation took place on Sunday 19th July in areas bordering Cleveland and North Yorkshire, including Guisborough Woods, Hutton Village and East Cleveland. As […]

Uninsured biker fined £660 after rural Dales police and ranger operation

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In November 2019 North Yorkshire Police along with the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority Ranger Service took part in Operation Byway. The joint operation specifically targets off-road vehicles which use the green lanes in the Yorkshire Dales. For much of the time this engagement is about educating and encouraging the considerate and lawful use of […]

Dog walker warning after livestock attacks

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Officers are concerned that as coronavirus restrictions are lifted, more people are travelling to the countryside, and walking their dogs around sheep without enough care. The warning follows incidents in the Harrogate and Richmondshire areas in the last week. On Saturday 11 July 2020, a member of the public called police to report a dog […]

Overnight rural patrols near Selby see uninsured car taken off the roads

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Officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce were on duty in Whitley, south of Selby, in the early hours of this morning, when they spotted a Vauxhall Insignia car in suspicious circumstances. It was stopped, and the two male occupants searched. Although nothing was found, the car was uninsured, so it was seized by police. […]