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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.

Fire at B&M store at Clifton Moor in York

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The area around the store has been evacuated and the A1237 ring road between Wigginton roundabout and the Tesco roundabout is currently closed to allow emergency services to attend the scene. Smoke is drifting across the A1237 road and causing hazardous conditions. Motorists are advised to avoid the area. Residents in the area are advised […]

York: Dangerous sex attacker given life sentence

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Abrar Khan, 30, formerly of Boroughbridge Road, York, was sentenced today (Friday 12 October 2018) at York Crown Court for rape and robbery.  He has to serve a minimum of eight years before being considered for parole. He has also been handed a lifetime licence. The incident occurred between 7pm and 7.16pm on 2 January […]

Appeal following recent burglary in Gargrave

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses and information following a burglary in Gargrave. The incident occurred at a property on the High Street between Thursday, 27 September and Saturday, 6 October. Offenders gained entry to the property through rear patio doors by using a garden fork to pry them open. Anyone who witnessed anything […]

15 arrests in “county lines” crackdown

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County lines is the name given to a type of organised crime in which drug dealers from urban areas such as Manchester, Liverpool and West Yorkshire, exploit children and vulnerable people and force them to travel to smaller towns such as Scarborough, York and Harrogate to sell drugs – often using violence and intimidation. It takes […]

Appeal for information after car set alight in Harrogate

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for witnesses following an arson offence which occurred on Stray Rein in Harrogate during the early hours of Friday, 12 October. The incident, which occurred at around 12.30am involved a black Vauxhall Corsa being set alight. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the […]

North Yorkshire Police encourages victims and communities to report crime throughout National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2018

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  Taking place between Saturday 13 to Saturday 20 October, the campaign seeks to target victims and communities to reinforce the message that there is #NoPlaceForHate in North Yorkshire and emphasises the importance of reporting hate crime. Hate Crime is a criminal act motivated by a prejudice towards an individual. A hate crime incident is […]