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Appeal for information after suspicious behaviour in Selby

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information after teenage girls were approached by a man acting suspiciously on two separate occasions in Selby. The incidents occurred on 4 January 2021 around 5.30-6pm and 10 January 2021 around 4pm and took place on Doncaster Road and Courtneys in the town. Each time a man driving a […]

Detectives secure justice for Fairburn sex attack victim

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Thomas Joshua Bird (pictured below), aged 30, from Knottingley, near Selby, was sentenced today (Friday 15 January 2021) at York Crown Court. Bird was found guilty of all four offences following a trial in November last year. These included two counts of attempted sexual assault, sexual assault, and failing to provide the police with the […]

Camper van thefts prompt police security warning

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Three vehicles have been stolen in the last fortnight from the York and Selby areas – although two have since been recovered. Camper vans and caravans are increasingly left unoccupied due to COVID-19 restrictions. They may be targeted by thieves as they are often equipped to a high standard, containing expensive equipment and cycles. Between […]

Police appeal following incident exposure in Cawood

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Officers are appealing for witnesses and information following a sexual exposure which occurred in Cawood on New Years’ Eve. A man in a dark grey van called a woman in her 70s, who was walking by, over to his van asking for help. When she went to offer help, the man indecently exposed himself. The […]

Man arrested as murder investigation launched in Selby

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North Yorkshire Police received a report of an altercation in a flat in Finkle Street, Selby, at about 8.45am on Tuesday 29 December 2020. When officers arrived they established that a man had sustained significant and life-threatening injuries. He was treated at the scene by paramedics, but sadly died. A woman present had also sustained […]

19-year-old arrested after incident in Selby

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Shortly after 11am, two victims both men aged in their thirties from Selby, were discovered in Darcy Road, with injuries believed to be caused by a bladed article. Police conducted a search operation, which included assistance from NPAS, and the man was arrested shortly after 2.10pm in Far Moss. One of the victims sustained minor […]