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Archive – December, 2018

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Next of kin sought for deceased Scarborough woman

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Catherine Mary Lavelle lived at Westfield Avenue. She died suddenly on 17 December 2018, aged 89. Her death is not being treated as suspicious. So far, the police and Coroner’s Office have not been able to locate any members of Ms Lavelle’s family. Any relatives of Ms Lavelle, or anyone who can help to trace […]

Harrogate man wanted for recall to prison

Harrogate man wanted for recall to prison

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Dean Brian Auton, aged 35, was released on licence from HMP Hull on 27 November 2018, having been sentenced to 28 days’ imprisonment at York Magistrates Court for theft on 14 November. However, his release licence was revoked by HM Prison & Probation Service on 10 December, and he has been recalled to custody, after […]

First conviction of North Yorkshire’s Christmas drink and drug drive campaign: Drink driver who was almost two times over the limit at lunchtime has been banned today

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A man from Great Ayton is the first drink driver arrested during North Yorkshire Police’s Christmas campaign to be sentenced by the courts. Police stopped the vehicle he was driving in Great Ayton at around 1.50pm on Tuesday (11 December) and he was breathalysed after an officer smelled alcohol. The man blew 67ug/100ml. The legal […]

Appeal following series of burglaries in Harrogate

Appeal following series of burglaries in Harrogate

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They occurred on 30 November 2018 between midday and 3pm. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish if anyone witnessed suspicious activity in these areas at the time of the incidents. In particular, we are appealing for information about stolen items, in particular two Festival of Britain 1951 silver coins, which were taken […]

North Yorkshire Police to run ‘Stay Safe Friday’ tweetathon

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Between 12pm Friday 21 December to 6am Saturday 22 December 2018, the Corporate Communications Team will be sharing information about every incident called into police, to give the public an insight in to the types of incidents that police deal with on the last Friday before Christmas – also known as ‘Black eye Friday’. Brief […]

Appeal for witnesses following 2-in-1 burglary in Scarborough

Appeal for witnesses following 2-in-1 burglary in Scarborough

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It happened at a property on Nelson Street between 2am and 6:30am on Wednesday 12 December 2018 when a residential property was entered and the car keys stolen. The offender(s) then drove off in the victim’s black BMW 3 series car that was parked outside the address. It was later recovered in the South Cliff […]