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Archive – December, 2018

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SelectaDNA tagging spray deployed by North Yorkshire Police to catch law-breaking moped and off-road riders

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Already successfully deployed by 14 other police forces in the UK, officers will use the DNA spray to safely tag offenders who often have their faces covered while making off from the police. It marks the bikes, clothing and skin of riders and passengers with a uniquely-coded but invisible DNA that will provide forensic evidence […]

Caught drink driving? You could lose your licence by Christmas and spend 2019 banned from the roads

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Offenders are being dealt with swiftly by the police and justice system in a bid to get drink and drug drivers off the roads. Magistrates courts around the county are on standby and slots have been set aside so offenders can be dealt with promptly. Anyone convicted of drink driving receives an automatic driving ban. […]

Motorists asked to avoid roads around Monk Fryston following collision

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Police were called at 3.30pm today to a report of a collision involving a lorry and a bus. Two people have been taken to hospital for treatment. A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Please avoid the area while emergency services work at the scene of the collision. The roads around Monk Fryston are extremely […]