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Police team up to target metal and waste crime, protect heritage and the environment

Posted on in News stories, Rural

A national clampdown – which ran throughout last week – saw forces across the country focus on metal theft, including the theft of catalytic converters, to prevent an increase in offending as lockdown restrictions ease. The theft of metal is often linked to organised crime, and North Yorkshire’s isolated, rural areas can be vulnerable to […]

It only takes one knife to take a life – Operation Sceptre

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Starting today (Monday 26 April) and running until Monday 3 May 2021, Operation Sceptre is a coordinated week of activity where police forces across the country raise awareness of knife crime and through information and intelligence, proactively target any knife related offences. Officers from the force’s youth team will also be involved, carrying out educational […]

Counter Terrorism Policing: Easing Lockdown Vigilance Campaign

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We are encouraging our officers and staff, as well as residents and businesses, to help tackle terrorism and save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity. Always remember, communities defeat terrorism. Detective Inspector Dave Edwards, from North Yorkshire Police’s Prevent team, said: “As lockdown restrictions ease and the public can enjoy getting out and about […]

Appeal following assault in Northallerton

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened on the footpath near Applegarth Primary School around 8pm on Tuesday 20 April 2021 and involved a 15 year old teenager being assaulted by a group of youths. This resulted in the teenage boy sustaining minor injuries. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In […]

Stephen Lawrence Day 2021

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It is right to recognise that Steven was murdered because he was black. It is right to acknowledge that Steven’s family and many people from black backgrounds have been let down by policing. It is also right to reflect that although there are many positive changes made in policing and the wider criminal justice system […]