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Archive – October, 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.

UPDATE on Harrogate phone shop smash-and-grab raid: Six suspects charged to court

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Original appeal Harrogate: Six suspects arrested following phone shop smash-and-grab raid Excellent work by Special Constables, response officers, the police dog unit, a police helicopter and the Force Control Room led to the arrest of six suspects in connection with a phone shop burglary in Harrogate. The incident occurred at EE on Cambridge Street at […]

Pen-y-ghent body mystery: Cold case investigators explore possibility the South East Asian woman was a “Thai bride” based in north Lancashire or south Cumbria

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A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “The media coverage has been excellent and it has prompted an encouraging response to the appeal. We’ve received around a dozen calls and other information that are currently being assessed by the Cold Case Review Unit. “We continue to welcome contact from anyone who believes they know of someone […]

‘Nobody would survive being hit by a car at 82mph… Here’s how you can help us tackle speeding in your community’

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North Yorkshire Police recently released figures showing the fastest speed its safety camera vans recorded in a 30mph zone was 82mph, on Wetherby Road, Harrogate. No pedestrian would survive being hit by a car travelling at that speed, and death would probably be instantaneous. It’s a horrendous thought. Unfortunately, our officers see the aftermath of […]

CCTV appeal following tyre slashings in the Thirsk and Sowerby areas

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It happened overnight Thursday 11 October and Friday 12 October 2018 and when a number tyres were damaged within various locations in Thirsk and Sowerby. Officers are asking members of the public to get in touch if they recognise the man in the images as they believe that he may have important information that will […]

North Yorkshire Police distributes 90,000 printed pharmacy to help reach the elderly and vulnerable with fraud prevention advice

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  The initiative has seen almost 60 pharmacies across North Yorkshire take delivery of the branded pharmacy bags to hand out to their customers. Printed on the outside of the bags is advice on how to protect yourself from fraud and what to do if you are a victim of fraud. Commenting on the scheme […]

Appeal for witnesses following a serious collision in Scarborough

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It happened at the junction with Somerset Terrace and The Crescent  at around 2.35pm on Thursday 18 October 2018. It involved a red Ford Fiesta which was travelling along Somerset Terrace when it collided with a pedestrian. The pedestrian, a 90 year-old local man suffered serious injuries in the collision. He was taken to Scarborough District Hospital before […]