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Archive – September, 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.

Biggest ever turnout of Community Speed Watch groups today to support European-wide day without a road death

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Sixteen Community Speed Watch groups are taking to the roads of North Yorkshire to encourage motorists to observe speed limits and drive more carefully. It coincides with Project EDWARD, which stands for European day without a road death and is held today. This initiative has been running since 2016 and aims to have a significant […]

“Devious” North Yorkshire fraudster ordered to pay back more than £1m

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Paul Blanchard, 73, of St Oswald’s Court, Fulford, York, was sentenced in February 2008 to six and a half years’ imprisonment for possessing criminal property (value £12,500), obtaining a money transfer by deception (value £30,000), conspiracy to obtain a money transfer by deception (value £4.3 million) and conspiracy to conceal, disguise, convert or transfer criminal […]

Computer security consultant sentenced for indecent images of children

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Following a trial at York Crown Court, Malcolm McKeating, 67, from Harrogate, was found guilty of making indecent category B and C photographs of children, between May 2007 and February 2016. On Friday 14 September 2018 he was sentenced to four months, suspended for two years. McKeating was originally arrested in February 2016 on suspicion […]

Students sign up to work alongside police in new uni safety scheme

Students sign up to work alongside police in new uni safety scheme

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North Yorkshire Police was at the Freshers’ Fair at the Scarborough campus of Coventry University on Thursday 13 September, to recruit Student Crime Prevention Champions. The community-spirited volunteers will take part in crime prevention initiatives and campaigns alongside the police – giving them an insight into local policing issues, and contributing to a safer environment […]

Appeal for information after teenage girl injured in York collision

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Officers are appealing for witnesses following a collision in York in which a 15-year-old girl suffered injuries. The collision occurred on Poppleton Road with the junction with Lindsay Avenue which involved the girl who was travelling on her bike and a vehicle which officers want to trace. The incident occurred at aroun 7.30pm on Wednesday, […]