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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.

Skipton man jailed for rape and indecent assault against daughter

Skipton man jailed for rape and indecent assault against daughter

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The offences took place in the 80s and early 90s, in the North Yorkshire area and elsewhere, when the victim was aged between 12 and 14 years old. Ashleigh Pell, aged 66, of Pine Close, Skipton, was jailed for 18 years at Bradford Crown Court on 21 January 2019. The victim is his daughter, Rebecca […]

Jewellery found in York – could it be yours?

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A number of pieces of jewellery, which may have sentimental value, have been found in the city in the last few weeks, and have been handed in to York Police Station. A silver embellished locket on a chain with two pictures and a loose photo was found outside HSBC on Parliament Street on 12 December […]

Local police officers take vehicles linked to crime off the road

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On the evening of Thursday 17 January, officers and volunteers on a Mobile Rural Watch patrol spotted two vehicles abandoned in suspicious circumstances in the Appleton Roebuck area, south of York. The vehicles – a Ford Fiesta and a Renault Kangoo – had been left next to each other, unattended and with collision damage. One […]

Appeal following robbery at Cross Hill’s shop

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The incident happened in the Spar Shop on Main Street on Sunday 20 January 2019 between 8.30pm and 9pm when a suspect entered the shop and produced a knife with a red handle/blade before demanding a member of staff empty the till and hand the contents to him. No-one was injured in the incident . The […]

Appeal following attempted burglary in Scarborough

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It happened on Royal Albert Drive between the hours of 9pm on Thursday 17 January 2019 and 7am on Friday 18 January 2019 and involved offenders attempting to break into a café by forcing entry. We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are keen […]