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Operation Jackal: Two more arrests bring total to 19 in Harrogate/Bradford county lines drug investigation

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On Wednesday 11 November 2020 officers from North Yorkshire’s Police’s Organised Crime Unit and West Yorkshire Police’s Project Precision team, travelled to separate addresses in Bradford where they arrested two men, one aged 23 and one aged 26. Both men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply class A drugs, human trafficking under the […]

Suspected drug driver arrested after eagle-eyed residents report poaching concerns

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Officers tracked down his Subaru Forester after residents reported concerns about poachers in the area. At about 1.40am on Sunday 15 November, a vigilant Rural Watch member called in to North Yorkshire Police to report the suspicious Subaru on the A170 near the top of Sutton Bank. He said three men dressed in camouflage were […]

Man jailed for raping two women while they slept

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Dariush Behdarvandi-Aidi, 33, was convicted of raping and sexually assaulting one woman in April 2017, and raping another woman in December 2017. Behdarvandi-Aidi, from Pocklington, denied the offences, but following an investigation by North Yorkshire Police, was found guilty at a trial in October 2020. He was sentenced to six years and ten months in […]

Two jailed for supplying ecstasy that led to death of 15-year-old Leah Heyes

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Connor Kirkwood, 18, from Dishforth, and Mitchell Southern, 19, from Thirsk, both pleaded guilty to supplying MDMA, also known as ecstasy, at Teesside Crown Court earlier this year. Kirkwood also pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine. They were sentenced at Teesside Crown Court on 16 November 2020. Kirkwood was given 21 months’ imprisonment and Southern was  […]

Appeal to locate witness after York bike theft

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It happened on Blake Street at about 7pm on Thursday 12 November 2020. A man was arrested on 13 November in connection with the theft, and has since been released under investigation. The bike was a cyan blue GT Aggressor mountain bike, medium frame size. Officers are now appealing for information about a female witness […]

Appeal for information after Wheldrake sexual assault

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information from the public after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted at the sports field at Wheldrake Recreation Centre, Broad Highway in Wheldrake, York around 3.15am this morning (Sunday 15 November). Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area of the sports fields or surrounding streets between […]