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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.

Appeal following recent burglary at Acomb hair salon

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It happened on Holgate Road, York, at 4.45am on Monday 4 February 2019, and involved an offender throwing a brick into the lower door window pane of the a hair salon. The offender then entered the premises and took six GHD Hair straighteners worth £120 each, £200 worth of hair stylist products and £50 worth of shampoo. […]

Local police take action to protect vulnerable residents from callous cold callers

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The action follows a series of suspicious cold-calling incidents in the district, in which elderly and vulnerable residents have been callously targeted. Officers are also urging residents to do their bit by making friends, family and neighbours aware of the dangers. At about 2pm on Tuesday 22 January 2019, a man attended a property in […]

Search continues for missing Nicholas Harper from Pickering

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Nicholas, 50, from Pickering, was last seen when he left for his work placement on the morning of Thursday 7 February 2019, but he did not arrive. His vehicle was later found at Cowhouse Wood, north of Helmsley, where police searches are continuing today. Inspector Dan Spence of North Yorkshire Police, said: “We remain very […]

Police forces join together in Operation Checkpoint for rural crime clampdown

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More than 110 police officers, PCSOs and Special Constables from the North Yorkshire, Cleveland, Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire and Northumbria forces worked alongside almost 100 volunteers for ‘Operation Checkpoint’ yesterday night (Thursday 7 February 2019). Across the region, hundreds of vehicles were stopped for proactive checks. In North Yorkshire, 60 vehicles were stopped and several searched, […]

Police work experience opportunity for North Yorkshire and York youngsters

Police work experience opportunity for North Yorkshire and York youngsters

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Anyone in Years 10 to 13 (aged between 14 and 18) can apply to attend the week-long programme with North Yorkshire Police. The opportunity is open to youngsters from any ability, faith, gender and background, who are in education (including home schooling) within the county of North Yorkshire and the city of York – the only requirement […]