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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.

Revealed: the latest tricks that fraudsters are using to target those who buy and sell online

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“Action Fraud has received several reports indicating that sellers of items on online marketplace websites are falling victim to fraud by bogus buyers. “Typically, the bogus buyers contact the seller wanting to purchase the item for sale and advise they will be sending the requested amount via PayPal or other electronic payment method. “The seller […]

Urgent appeal to locate missing Seamer woman Denise Hunter

Urgent appeal to locate missing Seamer woman Denise Hunter

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Denise was last seen by her family at her home address in Seamer at 9.50am on Sunday 8 April 2018. She has not been seen since. Police are becoming concerned for her whereabouts and are asking for the assistance of the public in locating her. Denise is described at 5ft 8in tall, of large build […]

CCTV appeal following Selby mobile phone shop theft

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At about 1pm on Monday 19 March 2018, three men entered the O2 store on Gowthorpe in Selby and pulled two display phones from their stands, before running out of the store.    Officers would like to speak to the men pictured on the CCTV images as they may have information to assist the investigation. […]

Suspicious incident in South Milford

Posted on in Local appeals

Police are appealing for witnesses on Westfield Lane, South Milford, in relation to suspicious circumstances between 7.15pm and 7.30pm hours on Monday 2 April 2018. The incident involved a blue Citroen Cactus was parked near to a house being built on Westfield Lane, and three men wearing high-visibility outer clothing. The men came from the […]

Quick thinking of local post office alerts North Yorkshire Police to fake Microsoft fraud

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Staff in Easingwold Post Office noticed that, in the space of 24 hours, they received the same type of request from two different customers to transfer a significant amount of money via a money transfer service to an unknown account. They refused to process both transactions and used the banking protocol to contact North Yorkshire […]

North Yorkshire Police launches ‘Take Five North Yorkshire’ campaign to help the public to protect themselves against fraud

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North Yorkshire Police has today launched a six-month awareness campaign to help the public protect themselves against fraud. Titled ‘Take Five North Yorkshire’, the campaign is designed to help the public to recognise fraudulent activity and confidently challenge any requests for personal or financial details. The campaign reinforces the official advice developed for the national […]