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Heatwave danger alert: Young people urged not to jump in water-filled quarries, waterfalls and “tombstoning” at the coast

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But the risks of serious injury, illness and even death are very real – not least when this activity is mixed with drinking alcohol. On Wednesday afternoon (24 June 2020), police were called to a quarry near Great Heck in the Selby District to disperse a gathering of up to 40 young people. Not only […]

Police action to tackle drugs-related child exploitation in Selby

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A quantity of drugs and cash were recovered and a teenage boy was arrested on suspicion of possessing Class B drugs and theft. Two cannabis cautions were also issued as part of this action.          Inspector Martin Wedgwood, of the Selby Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “I want to reassure local people that […]

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. […]

Hot tub and little girl’s pink quad bike among items stolen in Smeaton burglaries

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Four burglaries are reported to have taken place during the early hours of Saturday 13 June with offenders gaining entry to two garages and two sheds before leaving with items from inside. They are believed to have occurred between 1am and 3.30am. The first burglary was reported as taking place on Main Street, Little Smeaton […]