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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.

Six things the police or your bank will never do with your personal or financial details

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This follows a number of incidents reported across the county this year where unsolicited callers have targeted victims, often the elderly or vulnerable, claiming to be from calling from police fraud squads in a bid to steal their money. Typically in courier fraud, victims will receive a call on their mobile or landline by someone […]

Stolen quad bikes recovered after police pursuit in rural North Yorkshire

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Officers on patrol spotted two quad bikes travelling together along the A65 near Settle in suspicious circumstances, at 2.20am on Monday 23 July 2018. A police ‘stinger’ device was deployed near Gargrave, stopping one of the quads. However, its rider then got on the other quad and drove off. Specially-trained police officers pursued the remaining […]

Man’s body recovered in missing diver search

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A man’s body was recovered by officers from the Yorkshire and Humberside Underwater Search and Marine Unit today. We are not yet in a position to identify him. Police are supporting the family, and would ask that you respect their privacy at this extremely difficult time.

Appeal for information after red kite found dead in the Yorkshire Dales

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The bird was found on Thursday 12 July 2018, at Barden, near to the popular area known as the Strid. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the cause of death. Sergeant Kevin Kelly, wildlife crime lead for North Yorkshire Police, said: “We have commenced an investigation and aim to establish the circumstances leading to the bird’s […]