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Police say thank you to motorists following “significant” reduction in road deaths and serious injuries

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Officers said changing driver behaviour is largely responsible, following a raft of education and enforcement campaigns, and thanked motorists for “working with us to cut casualties”. The county’s figures buck the trend of a 12% rise across England and Wales during the same period – between 2010 and 2017. It also puts North Yorkshire Police […]

Three theft suspects arrested thanks to ANPR

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Just after 4pm on Wednesday 14 November 2018, police received a report of the theft of mobile phones from the o2 shop in Selby after two men entered the store and took four phones worth around £3,000 before running from the store. Officers were also aware of a similar incident in Durham, an attempted theft in Harrogate, […]

Appeal following assault at rear of Swarcliffe Road in Harrogate

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It happened on the private road at the rear of Swarcliffe Road prior to Wreaks Road at approximately 9am on Wednesday 14 November 2018 when a 15 year-old girl was assaulted. The suspect is described as being a man between 30 and 40 years old, approximately 5ft 9ins tall with scruffy blonde hair, wearing a […]

Project Servator: Unpredictable policing tactics rolled out across Harrogate

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It’s a tactic that sees the unpredictable deployment of both highly visible and covert police officers alongside other resources such as police dogs, Automatic Number Plate Recognition, firearms officers, and CCTV in busy areas such as town centres.   These deployments can pop up at any time with officers specially trained to deter, disrupt and […]

Appeal after teenager approached in concerning incident in Hellifield

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The 16-year-old victim was walking on the pavement next to the A65 / Otterburn Road in Hellifield on the evening of Monday 12 November 2018. She was left extremely shaken by the incident. Officers are urging anyone who witnessed the incident, or has any information about it, to get in touch. They are particularly keen […]

Bedale woman who wasted police time given five year Criminal Behaviour Order

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Susan Cooper, 64 years-old, of Ash Tree Road in Bedale has a long history of contacting North Yorkshire Police inappropriately as well as other services including her local GP Surgery. Working as part of The Safer Hambleton Hub, North Yorkshire Police successfully obtained the order after Cooper persistently called the force’s Control Room and visited […]