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Appeal after tractor trailer is stolen from the Eggborough area

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It occurred at a farm in the Eggborough area between 3pm on 26 August and 7am on 27 August 2018. The blue trailer is 28ft long and has “Philip Watkins” written in red down the side and is displaying the registration plate YN65 DMX on the back. It is believed the trailer was removed using a tractor. […]

Action taken to remove unauthorised encampment in Eggborough

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As a result of an escalation in incidents linked to the encampment, North Yorkshire Police launched an operation to remove it. Using powers under section 61 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, which allows police to remove trespassers from land, the operation resulted in members of the traveller community leaving the site […]

Update on traveller camp at Whitley Bridge Cricket Club

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The land owner is progressing their own civil action. Superintendent Lindsey Robson, North Yorkshire Police’s commander for the York and Selby District said: “We are liaising closely with the travelling community based at Whitley Bridge Cricket Club who have reassured us that they will be leaving the site by tomorrow at the latest. “It’s not […]

Arsonist who fled to Finland jailed after years on the run

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Thomas Oakley, 21, of York, was arrested and convicted of the offence in 2016. However, he skipped bail and tried to start a new life in Scandinavia, York Crown Court heard. Specially-trained intelligence officers from North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation. They worked closely with police and other authorities in Finland and eventually tracked him […]