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Dales quad bike thieves foiled by vehicle tracker

Posted on in News stories, Rural

At about 2.30am yesterday, Wednesday 16 December 2020, a farmer in the Craven district, near Gargrave, received an alert that his quad bike was being moved. He called North Yorkshire Police on 999, and officers made towards the remote location immediately. When they arrived, the suspects had fled over fields into the darkness. However, they […]

Appeal following Knaresborough burglaries

Posted on in Local appeals

They happened at Hilton Lane and Park Row, sometime between 10.30am and 6pm. Unknown suspects forced entry and left with around £1,000 worth of jewellery. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help identify potential suspects. In particular, we are appealing for information about any jewellery you may have seen for sale on local social […]

Appeal following attempted robbery in Tadcaster

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened outside the Coach and Horses pub on Commercial Street at 6.20pm on Friday 11 December 2020 It involved the victim, a 41 year-old male, being threatened by two males he had approached after witnessing one of the males urinating on the pub wall. It is alleged that the first offender took off his […]

Rise in ‘ghost broking’ frauds

Posted on in Fraud

North Yorkshire Police is receiving an increasing number of reports from residents falling victim to ‘ghost broking’ fraud in which car insurance is provided fraudulently by scammers. Residents may receive correspondence from an insurance company, thanking them for insuring their vehicle with them but the resident receiving the correspondence does not own the vehicle or […]