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Appeal after a vehicle failed to stop for police in Snainton

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It happened on the A170 shortly before 7.20pm on Tuesday 2 March 2021 and involved a Silver/Grey vehicle failing to stop for police, before overtaking numerous vehicles and contravening a double white line system prior to entering the village of Ebberston. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the […]

Police appeal for witnesses following an assault in Helmsley

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The incident happened on the afternoon of Sunday 21st February 2021, when a teenage boy was assaulted near the local school. The victim was found unconscious by two members of the public who assisted him and helped him get back home. The victim sustained serious injuries to his face and required medical treatment at the […]

Police urge parents to check kids’ phones for 10 less well-known apps used by online child abusers

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Worryingly, these apps have featured in a range of recent investigations into child abuse, indecent images of children, sexual communication with a child offences. Apps such as Whisper (logo pictured to the right) and Kik are increasingly featuring in such cases, which require extensive enquiries by the force’s Digital Forensics Unit to secure key evidence. […]

Justice secured against Scarborough sex offender who breached public protection orders

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Samuel Richard Thompson, aged 26, of the town’s Falsgrave Road, pleaded guilty to all 10 charges at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on Friday (19 February 2021). The offences included five Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) breaches and five Sex Offender Notification (SON) breaches. These were imposed by York Crown Court in April 2018 after he was […]

Five Scarborough men given life sentences for murder

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  The gang must serve a minimum of almost 100 years in total before they can be considered for release. At around 2am, on Sunday 20 October 2019, Stefan Selvage 19, Dawid Goral, 21, Callon Brass, 22, Kieran Watkinson, 19, and Stevie Low, 23 (all pictured above and below), stabbed Solomon Robinson in a joint […]

Scarborough: Registered sex offender due to be sentenced at court

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Marcin Derewecki, aged 42, was arrested by North Yorkshire Police on 7 February 2021. Specialist public protection officers were able to prove that Derewecki had been using another name online and another email address which he had failed to notify the police about. This is a requirement under the terms of the sex offenders’ register. […]