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Archive – July, 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.

Police and council prepared for York protest

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North Yorkshire Police and City of York Council understand the concerns of local people and local businesses about what this could mean for them regarding disruption. We have been working together, along with a wide range of local organisations, to plan for the demonstration and to minimise such disruption. The police and council want to […]

New crime-fighting technology will help keep Ryedale safe

New crime-fighting technology will help keep Ryedale safe

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Dot peen property marking involves using a tungsten carbide-tipped pin to indent an object with dots to create a visible, permanent unique number. The unique number is entered onto a property register database, vastly increasing the chances that it will be reunited with its owner if it is lost or stolen. A new dot peen […]

Witness appeal following Haxby assault

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At that time, a woman in an electric wheelchair and her husband were verbally abused by two men in the street. One of the men then pushed the woman. The two men had been moving a broken down vehicle along the road in the direction of Wigginton just beforehand, and then moved the vehicle in […]

Appeal following Scarborough South Bay assault

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This incident has occurred on Tuesday 26 June 2018 and involved a man being pushed into a rock pool following an altercation with an unknown man. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about the man involved. He is described […]

Cold case review team turn to social media to identify woman

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The woman’s body was found by walkers on the popular Pennine Way near Pen-y-ghent in North Yorkshire. Despite extensive international enquiries, she has not yet been identified. Fourteen years on from her death, officers are urging the South East Asian community to help share a new social media appeal across the north of England and […]

Goodbye PD Thor: brave North Yorkshire police dog puts up his paws as he retires

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Thor, a six-year-old German Shepherd, had worked alongside his handler, PC Martin Gayles, since 2014. Working as a general purpose police dog, Thor helped to aid arrests, sniff out suspects, locate property and find missing and vulnerable people over the years. He has now been retired on medical grounds. Before retiring, Thor spent one last […]