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Archive – February, 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.

Professionals and those in public facing roles urged to report Child Sexual Exploitation

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CSE is when children or teenagers are taken advantage of by adult criminals who have a sexual motive. This may involve grooming a young person, having inappropriate relationships or bribing them with cash or gifts in return for sexual contact. Sometimes criminals target their victim in person, and in other cases, young people are targeted […]

Appeal for witnesses following a dangerous driving offence in Eastfield

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North Yorkshire Police is appealing for information following an allegation of dangerous driving in Eastfield, Scarborough. The incident occurred on High Street, Eastfield and the surrounding streets for about 15 minutes from 1pm on Monday, 25 February. The vehicle involved is believed to be a silver Mini One. In particular officers are appealing for information […]

High-value pedal cycles stolen in Cononley burglaries

High-value pedal cycles stolen in Cononley burglaries

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Officers are investigating following a number of burglaries at properties in the village of Cononley near Skipton. The offences occurred overnight from Sunday, 24 February in to Monday, 25 February with garages and other outbuildings being targeted by the offenders. High-value pedal cycles, both mountain and road bikes, were taken in the burglaries. Details of […]

Appeal for witnesses after attempted robbery in Scarborough

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At around 10.45pm on Sunday 24th February 2019, a 21-year-old woman was walking along the footpath behind the Westwood Campus of Yorkshire Coast College when she was attacked by an unknown man. As she followed the footpath down towards the duck pond on Valley Road, she was approached by the man who then pushed her […]

Appeal following recent assault in York

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It happened around the Nunthorpe Road area on Tuesday (26 February 2019) at around 7pm and involved a white man, approximately 5 feet 10in tall, wearing a black jacket and jeans and light-coloured Nike trainers, who assaulted a a 20-year-old man. No further details were provided to police. Anyone with information that could assist the […]

Gamekeeper found guilty for failing to check a snare which led to badger death

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Austin Hawke, 51, of Ilkley, failed to check a snare following an incident at Denton on 29 May 2018 where a badger was found dead. The offence is listed under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Following a trial on Tuesday (26 February 2019), Hawke was found guilty and received the conditional discharge. He was […]