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 […]
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Sometime overnight on 14 and 15 April 2021, access was gained to the archaeological dig, with damage caused to fencing and the land itself. It is not yet known if anything was stolen from the site. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference 12210098319. A […]
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 […]
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. […]
On the afternoon of 3 March 2021, a sheep was mauled on moorland north of Danby. It is believed it was attacked by a dog. The ewe was in lamb, and its injuries were so severe it had to be put down. Warning posters are being displayed in the area where the attacks took place, […]
Members of the public are being urged to support the authorities by reporting fly-tipping offences, so that those responsible can be identified and stopped. There has been a increase in large-scale tyre tips in the Selby district – with around 2,000 tyres dumped in more than 35 separate incidents in the last 12 months alone. […]