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Appeal after teenager approached in concerning incident in Hellifield

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The 16-year-old victim was walking on the pavement next to the A65 / Otterburn Road in Hellifield on the evening of Monday 12 November 2018. She was left extremely shaken by the incident. Officers are urging anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information about it, to get in touch. They are particularly keen […]

Appeal following attempted burglary in Crosshills

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It happened at Heathcote Antiques, Skipton Road, Crosshills between 12.09am and 12.11am on Friday 9 November 2018. The offenders used a large boulder to smash a window in an attempt to gain entry. No entry was made and the offenders made off on a scooter or moped. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help […]

Appeal following house burglary in Skipton

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The burglary occurred at a residential property on Jubilee Close between 4.35pm and 7.40pm on Wednesday 7 of November 2018 when the offender/s broke in by breaking the lock of the rear door. Officers are appealing for information, in particular, about a suspicious silver car that was sighted on Jubilee Close at approx. 1pm earlier that […]

Pen-y-ghent body mystery: Cold case investigators explore possibility the South East Asian woman was a “Thai bride” based in north Lancashire or south Cumbria

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A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The media coverage has been excellent and it has prompted an encouraging response to the appeal. We’ve received around a dozen calls and other information that are currently being assessed by the Cold Case Review Unit. “We continue to welcome contact from anyone who believes they know of someone […]

Appeal following assault on a man in Burnside Avenue, Skipton

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The assault approximately 4.55pm on Thursday 25 October 2018 and involved two men in their late teens to early 20’s. One of the men was pushing a mountain bike. The two men carried out an unprovoked attack on another man who was walking with a woman towards the footbridge over the railway line toward Carleton Road. We are requesting […]

Leeds man who died in A65 collision named

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He was 61-year-old Jonathan Jeffrey Viney from Leeds. Mr Viney died when the blue Suzuki GXS 1250 motorbike he was riding was involved in a collision with a silver Citroen Berlingo. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by Air Ambulance, but sadly died a short time later. Anyone who saw the incident or who […]