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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.

Malton in Bloom: Appeal after plants damaged at war memorial

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It happened at the war memorial on York Road overnight between Wednesday 4 April and Thursday 5 April 2018. The unknown suspects have destroyed plants and miniature trees put in place by Malton in Bloom. They have also caused damage to the planters on the bridge on Railway Street. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the […]


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Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) encourages communities to save lives by reporting suspicious behaviour and activity. A person’s usage of the internet is one area that may cause suspicion or lead to a change in their behaviour. People can easily be exposed to extremist materials that are easily accessible online. Those involved in terrorism and violent […]

North Yorkshire Police join the Metropolitan Police as Project Servator goes live across London

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The innovative police scheme, which was launched in North Yorkshire in April 2017, deploys teams of officers to deter, detect and disrupt criminal and terrorist activity in crowded places. Today, the Metropolitan Police is launching a number of additional teams, meaning the whole of London, including London City Airport and Heathrow Airport, will be covered. […]

Attacker sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman in Romanby

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Connor Joseph Atkinson was made to sign on the sex offender’s register for five years and given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order (SHPO) for ten years when he appeared at York Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 29 March. The 19-year-old (pictured) approached the victim, who was in her 40s, and sexually touched her through her clothing as she […]

York burglary appeal

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The incident happened between 7.45pm and 9.15pm on Sunday 1 April 2018 and it is suspected two men were involved in the incident. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about any suspicious activity around Coney Street involving two men. Anyone with information […]

Public’s vigilance leads to man being charged with drink driving

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 On the night of Sunday 1 April 2018, at around 5.40pm, the member of the public rang the police when they became concerned for road users’ safety after witnessing the way a vehicle was driving along the A66 from the direction of Bowes Castle towards Scotch Corner.  The incident was transferred from Durham Police to […]