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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.

North Yorkshire Police is rated “good” for effectiveness

North Yorkshire Police is rated “good” for effectiveness

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This rating encompassed individual ratings of “good” for investigating crime and reducing re-offending, protecting vulnerable people and tackling serious and organised crime. The HMICFRS report also confirmed that, in some key areas, North Yorkshire Police is out-performing the average for police forces in England and Wales. In particular: North Yorkshire Police’s rate for identifying suspects […]

Cold case DNA breakthrough secures conviction of 1988 York rapist

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Andrew Charles Pennington, now aged 53 and from Rawcliffe near Goole, was convicted following a cold case review conducted by the Cleveland and North Yorkshire Major Investigation Team. The investigation team used a number of approaches including advances in forensic science relating to DNA testing to identify Pennington as the offender, which led to his arrest […]

Police bid to reunite hi-vis hero with lost jacket

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Officers attended a collision on the evening of Tuesday 20 March, on the B6161 Leathley Lane, near Otley. A passing member of the public stopped and provided a warm, high-visibility jacket to a shaken-up motorist. However, he left before officers were able to reunite him with his jacket, which is currently in storage at Harrogate […]

CCTV appeal following purse theft in York

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At 2.45pm on 19 January 2018, a woman entered the Quality Stitches shop on Goodramgate. On leaving the store, she noticed that her purse had been taken out of her bag which had been hanging over the handlebars of her pram. Officers have released a CCTV image of a woman (pictured) they would like to […]

Appeal following street altercation in Acomb

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The altercation happened between a man and a woman at 3pm on Saturday 17 March outside the Co-operative store on York Road. The woman was in a small silver car parked near to the junction of York Road and Manor Drive South when the man approached the vehicle and an argument ensued. The man briefly […]