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Criminal damage at Pickering Castle

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Overnight between 19 and 20 May 2021, someone carved obscenities into the wooden door at the entrance to the castle. Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to help identify those responsible for this mindless criminal damage. A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Pickering Castle – which dates back to the time of the Normans […]

Investigation into criminal damage at Thirsk Racecourse

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Overnight between Wednesday 19 May 2021 and the following day, suspects broke into a van and damaged the bodywork, and smashed a glass door and caused further significant damage to buildings. Forensic enquiries are being carried out, and anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference […]

Dog thefts – advice and guidance

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Dog theft is an issue which can understandably be very worrying for our communities, however these type of incidents are rare with 13 reported to North Yorkshire Police since 1 October 2020. Whilst it is always advisable to take the necessary steps which help keep your pets safe, such as microchipping and keeping them close […]

Two arrested in Thirsk after car seen driving erratically through town

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At around 9.30pm, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s proactive drugs team, Operation Expedite, were on patrol in the town and became concerned about the manner of driving of a car travelling along Long Street. Officers stopped the car at the Tesco store car park where they noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from the […]