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Appeal to locate family members of man who died in York

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Stephen Johnson, 53, from York was found deceased at his home on Thursday 16 December 2020 after concerns were raised for his welfare. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. Police are looking to locate Mr Johnson’s brothers who are believed to live in Scarborough and Darlington. Family members of Mr Johnson, or anyone […]

Five vehicles seized during first day of new operation to target uninsured drivers

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The Roads Policing Group used modern technology alongside tried-and-tested tactics of get as many uninsured motorists off the road as possible. It was the first of a number of days to come as part of Operation Belt – North Yorkshire Police’s push to reduce the number of uninsured vehicles. During yesterday’s operation, which ran in […]

Hate Crime – it’s not just offensive, it’s an offence

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Hate crime can happen anywhere. It can happen at home, when you are on public transport, at work, when you are out socially or even online. It may sound obvious, but for a report of hate to be recorded as a crime, a law must have been broken and a crime must have been committed. […]

New legislation to protect stalking victims goes live today

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The Stalking Protection Act received Royal Assent last year and as a result, Stalking Protection Orders (SPO) have been introduced, which close a gap in the existing legislation police can use to keep victims safe. The new legislation will allow police to take earlier safeguarding intervention, enabling them to address a perpetrator’s stalking behaviours, before […]

Appeal following a house burglary in Skipton

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Thieves broke into the property, which is located on the edge of Airton, towards Settle, at some time between 4pm and 6pm on Wednesday 15 January 2020. They had gained access by using a large stone to smash the front door. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the […]