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Archive – January, 2019

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.

Statement regarding Pen-Y-Ghent cold case investigation from 2004

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“The Cold Case Review Unit has received a name regarding the unknown South East Asian woman who was found dead on Pen-Y-Ghent in 2004. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the identity of the woman. In the meantime, anyone with information that could assist the investigation should call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, […]

Crime data integrity improvement contributes to 13% rise in recorded crime in North Yorkshire – still the safest area in England

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This was confirmed in the Office of National Statistics’ (ONS) “Crime in England and Wales, year ending September 2018” bulletin published today (Thursday 24 January 2019). It shows there were a total of 42,279 crimes in North Yorkshire during the 12-month period, giving a crime rate of 51.6 per 1,000 of the population. However, it […]

Witness appeal following theft from van in Sutton in Craven

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The incident happened at 7.30pm on Wednesday 23 January 2019, when two male suspects wearing dark hoodies were seen to walk up Park Avenue, Sutton in Craven. They turned right onto Greenroyd Drive and it is believed they then broke into a white Citroen van which was parked outside the victims home address on Greenroyd […]

Appeal following sexual assault on 15 year old girls

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The incident happened between 3.40pm and 3.52pm on the number six bus to Clifton at Clarence Street yesterday, Wednesday 23 January 2019. Two 15-year-old girls were assaulted by a man who stroked and squeezed their bottoms. The girls were standing on the bus and the man was sitting on the seat next to them. The […]

Police and partners target “county lines” drug dealing in Harrogate

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County lines is the term given to a type of drug dealing that is exceptionally violent and sees dealers from out the area travelling to county towns such as Harrogate or York to sell drugs. It takes its name from the phone lines used by the dealers to market their drugs and take orders. Two […]