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Archive – January, 2018

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.

Appeal following theft of mountain bikes at Sutton Bank bikes

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The incident happened between 4.30pm and 8.45pm on Sunday 7 January 2018. The offenders have forced entry in to the shop and taken three high-value mountain bikes: a Santa Cruz Bronson in olive green, a black Santa Cruz 5010, and a teal-coloured Juliana Furtado C (same models pictured). They have then left in an unknown direction. We are […]

Appeal to find York man wanted for prison recall

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Brett Vincent Lill, 46, of Flaxman Avenue, was released from prison on licence in June 2017 after being jailed in 2006 for causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He has since breached the terms of his licence and the Prison and Probation Service recalled him to prison in December 2017. Officers have carried out extensive […]

Harrogate police say “lock-up” following spate of burglaries from unlocked properties

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Since 1 January 2018, Harrogate police have taken 11 reports of burglaries where all but one was through an unlocked door. In some cases, the thieves have also taken items from cars or stolen the car. Officers are urging residents to lock up.  PC Amanda Hanusch-Moore of Harrogate Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “These are not sophisticated criminals […]

New mental health training for all front-line staff and officers

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The bespoke training will be delivered by mental health professionals from TEWV as part of a plan to train all front-line staff – from police officers to call handlers – from 9 January 2018 onwards. It is the result of a collaboration known as the “Connect – Mental Health”  partnership involving academic research, consultation with […]

Drink driver banned from road for 40 months

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  Diego Miguel Ferrera Filipe of Claro Road, Harrogate was handed a 40 month driving ban and was ordered to pay over £700 in fines and costs and to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work. Filipe was stopped by police in the early hours of Sunday 16 July 2017, on the A59 near Knaresborough, […]

Appeal after man approached young girls in Harrogate

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At around 4.40pm on Friday 5 January 2018, the girls, who are aged between eight and 11, were walking along the road near to Wedderburn Close when a man in front of them held his arms out, blocking their path, and said something along the lines of “give us a cuddle”. The girls were alarmed […]