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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.

Appeal for witnesses following assault in Scarborough

Posted on in Local appeals

It happened at a Blues Event at The Spa in Scarborough at around 11.30pm on Saturday 17 March 2018 and when a woman was assaulted by a man who grabbed the woman by the arm causing minor injuries. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. Anyone with […]

North Yorkshire Police is rated “good” for effectiveness

North Yorkshire Police is rated “good” for effectiveness

Posted on in News stories

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 […]