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‘Driving 100 miles through three counties to get a McDonald’s is not essential travel’, say police

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As the vast majority of people in North Yorkshire stay at home to stop the spread of Covid, one woman decided to drive 100 miles to get a burger. Police issued a fixed penalty notice to the motorist on Saturday after she drove from Lincolnshire to meet her sister in Scarborough and have a McDonald’s […]

Fixed Penalty Notices issued from 6 January 2021

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Local Authority Area where Notice Issued Total Notices Issued Local Residents Visitors Male Female Being Outside Place of Living Outdoor Gathering Indoor Gathering Obstruct / Contravene Craven 19 1 18 16 3 19 Hambleton 4 4 4 4 Harrogate 10 10 9 1 10 Richmond Ryedale Scarborough 49 35 14 28 21 15 34 Selby […]

Police patrols stepped up to tackle poachers travelling into North Yorkshire

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Officers on anti-poaching patrols located four 4×4 vehicles reportedly traveling in a convoy near Pateley Bridge at about 6pm on Sunday 10 January 2021. None of the occupants could provide a reasonable excuse for their presence, and all were issued with fixed penalty notices for breaching COVID-19 regulations. In a separate incident the previous day, […]

Driver and witnesses sought after car and cyclist collision in York

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It happened just prior to 4pm and involved a light blue car and a cyclist. The driver initially stopped but did not exchange details and left the scene along Water End towards Boroughbridge Road. The cyclist sustained bruising to the the head which required hospital treatment but was later released the same evening Officers are […]

Walkers rescued from Ingleborough in treacherous conditions

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Despite the government advising the public to stay at home and stay local, the man and woman had travelled into the area from Rochdale, to take some exercise. Arriving ill-equipped for the climb, they got into difficultly at the top of the peak and had lost their way and due to low lying fog, ice […]