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Archive – October, 2017

Read the latest local appeals, news stories and missing person alerts. The full list of stories, in date order, is below. But you can use "categories" and "neighbourhoods" to filter your selection.

Former Ripon teacher jailed for non-recent sexual abuse

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  Robin Eric Davidson was jailed for two years at York Crown Court on 17 October 2017 after previously pleading guilty to four charges of indecent assault on two boys under 14. He was also put on the sex offenders register for 10 years.  The offences took place while Davidson was a teacher at the […]

Update: woman assaulted with a dart in Holgate, York

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Thank you to all who shared our appeal. Original appeal: Police in York are appealing for witnesses and information after a woman in her twenties had a dart thrown at her in Holgate, York. The incident happened on Holgate Road outside the Crystal Palace Pub at 6.50pm on 15 October 2017. As the woman walked along […]

Wanted man Paul Heaton arrested and will be brought to justice for Scarborough cocaine plot

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Paul Daniel Heaton (pictured below), from Manchester, was part of a gang that was jailed for almost 30 years for a plot to push cocaine in Scarborough. The convictions followed a major investigation by North Yorkshire Police that lasted more than three years. Ringleader Sonny Elms, who also went on the run before he could […]

Cybercrime in the spotligt at first Citizens in Policing conference for North Yorkshire Police

Cybercrime in the spotligt at first Citizens in Policing conference for North Yorkshire Police

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150 Special Constables, Police Support Volunteers and Volunteer Police Cadets attended the event which focused on cybercrime and how volunteers can play a key role in helping members of the public stay safe online. Chief Constable Dave Jones, who is also the National Police Chiefs’ Council’s lead for Citizens in Policing, opened the conference and […]

Appeal following purse theft in Boroughbridge

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  A man approached an elderly victim on Horsefair, Boroughbridge and distracted her by asking for directions. While doing this, he stole the victim’s purse from her handbag and walked off.  He then used the debit card to withdraw £700 cash. Despite extensive enquiries following the incident – which happened at 10am on 11 September, […]