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Archive – March, 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.

UPDATED: Wanted Audley Mascoll arrested and charged

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He appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on 6 April following his arrest on 4 April. He has been sent for trial to York Crown Court on 14 May 2018. Previous appeal Harrogate police in appeal to find wanted Leeds man Audley Anthony St Patrick Mascoll, 53, from Leeds, has connections to the Leeds, Rotherham and Harrogate […]

CCTV appeal following purse theft in Northallerton shop

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Police investigating the theft of a purse in a  Northallerton shop have released CCTV footage of a man to whom they would like to speak. At 10.24am on Wednesday 21 March 2018 a man and a woman entered the Wilko store on Northallerton High Street. Whilst the victim was looking at cards, the woman distracted […]

Multi agency day of action planned for Harrogate District

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Designed to offer opportunities for community engagement and to show proactive policing in action, Operation Culminate’s ultimate aim will be to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and increase police intelligence and community confidence in the Harrogate District area. Officers from the local Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Firearms Support Unit, Roads Policing Unit, Rural Task Force, Traffic […]

Scarborough man given suspended prison sentence after damaging Royal Albert Drive

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Anthony Hopcraft, 24 of Maple Drive, Scarborough pleaded guilty to dangerous driving and criminal damage at York Crown Court on 26 March 2018.   The road was damaged during a “car cruise” event on 15 October 2017 when Hopcraft performed wheel-spins with his handbrake applied.   The wheels were spun to the extent that the […]

Halifax man jailed for non-recent child sexual abuse

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In February 2018, David Graham Laycock, 43, of Parliament Street, Burnley, who is originally from Halifax, was found guilty in his absence after failing to attend court on two charges of indecent assault on a girl, dating back to 2003. Laycock went on the run and was arrested in the Halifax area on 20 February. […]

Scarborough: Police and council seek protection order following latest closure of Marine Drive due to “car cruise” event

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The closure of the road followed the arrival of 1,000s of vehicles and spectators to a “car cruise” event during which it was evident that those attending were driving dangerously. Past events have resulted in antisocial driving putting the safety of local people and visitors at risk as the drivers perform dangerous stunts and drive […]