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Man sentenced to 13 years imprisonment for sexual abuse of young girls

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A man from Easingwold has been sentenced to 13-years imprisonment following a 12 month investigation into sexual abuse against two girls which occurred in the late 1980s. In June 2017 North Yorkshire Police launched an investigation following allegations that 81-year-old Donald Cornforth had sexually abused two woman when they were young girls. One of the […]

Quick thinking of local post office alerts North Yorkshire Police to fake Microsoft fraud

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Staff in Easingwold Post Office noticed that, in the space of 24 hours, they received the same type of request from two different customers to transfer a significant amount of money via a money transfer service to an unknown account. They refused to process both transactions and used the banking protocol to contact North Yorkshire […]

Police appeal: Purse theft from elderly lady in Easingwold

Police appeal: Purse theft from elderly lady in Easingwold

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Police in Easingwold are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman had her purse stolen why shopping at the Co-op in the Market Place. It happened between 11.45am and 11.48am on Friday 30 March 2018. The victim, who lives locally, was left shaken by the incident but was not injured. We are requesting the public’s assistance to […]

Update: Man arrested following fatal collision at Busby Stoop near Thirsk

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The incident occurred on the A61 between Busby Stoop and Carlton Miniott at around 9.25pm on Wednesday 7 March 2018. It involved a green VW Bora and a black Ford Focus that was heading in the opposite direction towards Thirsk. Two 17-year-old boys, rear seat passengers in the VW Bora, were sadly pronounced dead at […]