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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 […]

Police vehicle involved in collision in York

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A police vehicle collided with a car while responding to an incident in York today. No serious injuries were reported following the collision at around 11.05am. An ambulance attended to provide medical checks. The marked police Ford Transit collided with a Citroen DS on Leeman Road near Water End. The police vehicle was en-route to […]

Police use their vans to spread the message about mental health support

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Every police van in North Yorkshire is to display the Samaritans‘ contact details as the force helps spread the word about mental health support available this winter. North Yorkshire Police received more than 9,000 calls involving mental health in the past six months, and hope that the information could help people in their hour of […]

Jail for prolific ‘county lines’ drug dealer who targeted Harrogate

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Lee Bavin, 27, of Manchester Road, Bradford was sentenced at York Crown Court on Friday 15 January 2021 following an investigation by North Yorkshire Police’s proactive drugs team, Operation Expedite. In September 2018, Bavin, who was part of a wider network of dealers and drug runners targeting Harrogate, was a passenger in a white Mercedes […]

CCTV appeal following high value shop theft

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It happened at around 18:30 on Thursday 17th December 2020 when a large amount of perfumes was taken from the store. Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the people in the images as they believe they will have information that will help the investigation. Anyone with any […]

Appeal following altercation at traffic lights in York

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It happened at Front Street Acomb between  12pm and 12.15pm on Monday 11 January 2021 and involved an altercation between  two men at the traffic lights. Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident to contact them. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should […]