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Archive – July, 2018

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Witness appeal following Haxby assault

Posted on in Local appeals

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

Posted on in Local appeals

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 […]

Cops on camera

Cops on camera

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While the shows make fascinating viewing for the audience, the forces who take part and agree to this behind-the-scenes access are often asked ‘why would you allow a camera crew to follow your officers around?’ North Yorkshire Police is currently working with Mentorn Media on the current series of the ever popular Channel 5 programme, Traffic […]