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Archive – April, 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.

Bradford drug dealer jailed for peddling crack and heroin in Harrogate

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In February 2019, Mohammad Khizer, 22, of Percival Street, Bradford, pleaded guilty at York Crown Court to three counts of possessing crack cocaine with intent to supply, one count of possessing heroin with intent to supply and one charge of dangerous driving. He was jailed for 62 months on 26 April 2019, banned from driving […]

Inspector Martin Dennison: quarterly update on local policing in Ryedale and Whitby

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He’s been the Safer Neighbourhood Inspector for Ryedale and Whitby since 2017. With summer fast approaching, here he provides an update on local policing activities in the area. Speeding and road safety Speeding is a safety concern for the policing teams in Ryedale and Whitby, with a focus on inappropriate parking by parents during the […]

Prison sentence for drink and drug driver who killed 12-year-old girl

Prison sentence for drink and drug driver who killed 12-year-old girl

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37-year-old Gary Smith of Byram, Knottingley was sentenced to five years and nine months imprisonment for driving with both drink and drugs in his system and hitting Kaitlin with his red Vauxhall Astra on 28 September 2017. He was also handed a seven and a half year driving ban. The collision occurred as Kaitlin was […]

Inspector Lorraine Crossman-Smith: quarterly update on local policing in Craven

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She worked in Harrogate for a period of time before moving to Craven as the Safer Neighbourhood Inspector in June 2019. Her team are on hand 365 days a year to support the local community and tackle crime and anti-social behaviour. As the days are getting longer and the nights are getting lighter, here she provides an […]

Inspector Penny Taylor: quarterly update on local policing in Harrogate

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County Lines “County lines” drug dealing continues to be a priority for us in Harrogate. “County Lines” is the term used to describe a form of organised crime where criminals based in urban areas pressure vulnerable people and children into transporting, storing and selling drugs in smaller county towns. It takes its name from the […]

Inspector Martin Wedgwood: quarterly update on local policing in Selby

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Protecting vulnerable people By working together with partners in the Selby Safer Community Hub, sharing information and putting resources from all partners into solving issues and complaints, we have been targeting those suffering from anti-social behaviours by providing specific patrols and interventions to challenge the behaviour of offenders. A partnership hub with Selby District Council […]