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Witness appeal after girl assaulted in Thirsk

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At about 3.20pm on Saturday 13 October, a 14-year-old girl was assaulted by a man as she walked along a footpath between Sowerby Road and Topcliffe Road, leading on to Holly Close. The suspect is described as white, aged in his 30s, with medium length dark brown or black hair, slightly receding on the forehead, […]

Sticks and stones – a poem about hate crime by Sergeant Zoe Billings of North Yorkshire Police

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When asked about why she wanted to support hate crime awareness week Sergeant Billings said: “Hate crime awareness week is important as the impact of, not only the crime, but the motivation behind it, can be truly devastating. “Being treated differently because of essentially who you are can have profound negative effects on the victim, […]

Appeal following Skipton burglary

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It happened on Princess Drive between 6pm Saturday 6 October and 10am on Monday 8 October 2018 and involved offender/s attempt to gain entry to a property by forcing a rear window, which resulted in the window being smashed. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option […]

Appeal following Boroughbridge assault

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It happened on Horsefair in Boroughbridge at 9.30pm on Friday 12 October 2018 when a man was assaulted and left with concussion. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for persons who may have been in the Three Horse Shoes and The Crown public […]

Appeal following recent burglary in Tadcaster

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This incident occurred at The Girl Guides Headquarters on Leeds Road, Tadcaster, between Thursday 11th October 2018 and Saturday 13th October 2018. Offenders gained entry to the premises via the kitchen window by smashing a window pane and caused damage to the inside of the building. It is believed some torches were taken in the […]