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North Yorkshire is safest place in England with an extremely low crime rate, new government figures reveal

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New figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also reveal that North Yorkshire remains the safest place in England. This is despite a 16% increase in recorded offences in the county. One of North Yorkshire’s most senior police officers said that while the very low crime rate is encouraging, the rise highlights […]

Appeal after serious collision involving car and motorcycle on A19 south of York

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At about 1.45pm on 17 July 2019, a collision occurred between Deighton and Crockey Hill. It involved a red Ford Fiesta and a black Piaggio motorcycle. The motorcyclist, a 17-year-old, received serious injuries. An off-duty officer was one of the first to arrive at the scene, and provided medical care until the emergency services arrived. […]

North Yorkshire Police’s Control Room welcomes the army as they prepare for Afghanistan

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With the FCR being the first touch point for the vast majority of the incidents the force deal with, Control Room staff are trained to expect the unexpected and to be ready to deal with any situation which may arise. That’s why, when colleagues from the Army asked if they could visit the force’s control […]

Arrests and dash-cam appeal after police pursuit in Harrogate

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At midday on Wednesday 17 July 2019, officers attempted to stop a bronze/silver-coloured Ford Focus on North Park Road, Harrogate. After initially stopping, the vehicle then made off. A pursuit took place, and the Focus travelled on Queens Parade, then left on to York Place, then right onto Oatlands Drive. It was later found abandoned […]

Vehicle tampered with

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It happened between Friday 12 July and Monday 15 July 2019 while the blue BMX X1 estate was parked at the junction of  Oldman Court and Doherty Walk. Someone tampered with the car’s brake cables, rendering it inoperable and putting the user of the vehicle at risk. We are requesting the public’s help to establish […]

Appeal following serious injury to a domestic cat

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It happened on Ridgeway in Eastfield, Scarborough on 11 July 2019. On the day of the incident, members of the public reported seeing a female walking on the street carrying two small BB hand guns. She was described as white, 14-16 years old, 5ft tall and of slim build. She had shoulder length blonde hair […]