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Police continue the hunt for convicted rapist Jason Longhurst

Police continue the hunt for convicted rapist Jason Longhurst

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Earlier this month Longhurst was found guilty of the rape and strangulation of a teenage girl over ten years ago. He was sentenced to nine years’ imprisonment and placed on the sex offenders register indefinitely. However, 44-year-old Longhurst failed to attend York Crown Court and was sentenced in his absence. At the same time the […]

CCTV appeal following purse theft in amusement arcade in Scarborough

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It happened at Coney Island Amusements Scarborough at approximately 4.50pm on Tuesday 17 August 2021 and involved a purse being taken from the top of a pushchair. Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the woman in the image, as they believe she may have information that will […]

Appeal following damage to a vehicle in Thornton-le-Dale

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The incident occurred at sometime overnight between Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 September 2021. All four tyres of the vehicle were damaged as it was parked on the driveway of a private property near to Maltongate. Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone who saw anyone acting […]

New arrests almost a year on from the tragic death of Josh Reeson

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Three people have been arrested today (Monday 20 September 2021) in connection with the tragic death of Josh Reeson. A 16-year-old girl, 17-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman, all from York, have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to supply Class A. They all remain in custody at this time. Josh died in the early […]