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Police team up to target metal and waste crime, protect heritage and the environment

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A national clampdown – which ran throughout last week – saw forces across the country focus on metal theft, including the theft of catalytic converters, to prevent an increase in offending as lockdown restrictions ease. The theft of metal is often linked to organised crime, and North Yorkshire’s isolated, rural areas can be vulnerable to […]

Police out in force for rural crime clampdown

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Operation Checkpoint targets criminals who use road networks to prey on rural, isolated communities. Overnight on Monday 29 March 2021 into the early hours of the following day, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce, Neighbourhood Policing Teams and Operational Support Unit worked alongside Rural Watch volunteers across the county. A highly-visible police presence saw […]

Quad bike theft suspects tracked down with thermal imaging cameras and police helicopter

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At about 8.20pm on Monday 8 March 2021, a resident in Thorpe, near Grassington, noticed suspicious activity at his garage, where a quad bike was parked. He challenged two men who were inside, and they ran away and made off in a car nearby. North Yorkshire Police officers attended immediately and contained the surrounding area. […]