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Archive – April, 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.

Whitby: Appeal for witnesses following assault

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The incident involved a number of people, during which the suspect allegedly assaulted a 54-year old local man by punching him in the face and another man by landing a number of punches to his head and body. The man punched in the face was knocked unconscious and was later taken by ambulance to James Cook University Hospital for treatment. A 23-year-old […]

Driver who smashed into family’s home in high-performance car is jailed

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James Andrew Sparham, 29, was driving a high-performance Volkswagen Golf R which burst into flames after smashing into the house in Rawcliffe, York. One of the residents, a man in his 50s, suffered serious life-changing injuries and had to endure a long stay in hospital. Sparham’s two passengers – a woman in her 30s and […]

Cononley: Appeal for witnesses following shed burglary

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It is believed two unknown men broke into the shed and stole a mountain bike. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for anybody who may have witnessed two men acting suspiciously in the area. One was later seen to ride off on the […]

Drystone wall theft prompts police appeal

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Up to 50 capstones were stolen from the wall near Pateley Bridge, with thieves making off with a 10-metre row of the triangular stones. The theft of expensive dressed stone from drystone walls has an economic impact on rural communities, and damages North Yorkshire’s cultural heritage. The stones were stolen during the days prior to […]

York man jailed for fraud by abuse of position following North Yorkshire Police investigation

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Michael Anthony Stary, 60, of Calder Avenue, York, pleaded guilty to fraud by abuse of position at York Crown Court and was today (Monday 30 April 2018) sentenced to two years and eight months imprisonment. In January 2011, Stary, along with his sister, was granted joint lasting power of attorney over his 90 year-old mother’s […]