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Archive – November, 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.

Man jailed following “horrific and abhorrent” cockfighting offences

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North Yorkshire Police officers described footage of the fights, recorded on a mobile phone, as one of the worst examples of animal cruelty they had ever seen – and hailed the “landmark” custodial sentence. WARNING – this page contains graphic images of animal cruelty that you may find upsetting William Henry Welch, 29, of Darlington, […]

A comment about our Child Sexual Exploitation campaign

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A spokeswoman said: “For this campaign, we were drawing on the experience of officers on the ground, that vulnerable young people who are at a cross-roads in their lives sometimes don’t feel that they have any power.  No person should feel they have no way out of victimization. “This deliberately hard-hitting campaign was to get […]

CCTV issued following violent incident in York

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  It happened on Crichton Avenue approximately 7.50 pm on Friday 2 November 2018 when a number of people were involved in a violent disturbance. During the incident the front door of the McColls store on Crichton Avenue was damages and several items of stock inside the store were also damaged. Officers are requesting the public’s assistance to identify the man […]

30 sentences for hate crime increased in the last 18 months

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Under hate crime legislation the courts must pass increased sentences where prosecutors evidence that offences have been motivated by hostility towards a person’s race, religion, disability, transgender identity or sexuality. The following are examples of hate crime cases investigated by North Yorkshire Police and prosecuted by Yorkshire and Humberside CPS between April 2017 and September […]