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Archive – August, 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.

#Behindthescenes – how technology helps keep North Yorkshire safe: ANPR

Posted on in Blogs, News stories

21st Century technology has made it easier than ever to capture and process photos and videos, whether it’s through our mobile phones, digital cameras, dash-cams or even drones. The police harness this technology and put it to good use to make our communities safer. One of the ways we do this is through the use […]

Man jailed for six years and seven months after grooming a teenage girl

Posted on in News stories

Michael John Dale, 30, of Dorts Crescent, Church Fenton, previously from the York area, was jailed by York Crown Court on Friday 17 August 2018. Dale pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual activity with a child and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. He admitted three of the offences in February […]

Appeal following dog bite injury in Harrogate

Posted on in Local appeals

On Wednesday 11 July 2018, a member of the public was walking their dog along Saltergate Drive in Harrogate when they were approached by a woman. The woman was also walking her dog, which jumped up towards the member of the public and bit their left arm, causing a small injury. Anyone who witnessed the […]

North Yorkshire Police warns shoppers to stay tuned to fraud as £6.5 million is lost to gift card fraud in the UK

Posted on in News stories

Fraudsters are using online store gift cards to collect money from victims because they can be easily redeemed and sold on. The fraudsters don’t need the physical card to redeem the value and will instead use tactics to persuade victims to purchase gift cards in large amounts and read out the serial code on the […]

Specials join forces in York this weekend

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Special Constables from North Yorkshire Police, Cleveland Police and British Transport Police (BTP) will join forces this weekend, for what is expected to be another very busy time in York city centre.