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Archive – June, 2019

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Jail sentence for man found with tens of thousands of indecent images

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John William Marshall, 63, of Fairfax Avenue, Harrogate, was jailed for 15 months at York Crown Court. During an unrelated investigation in January 2018, North Yorkshire Police officers seized hard disks and other electronic devices from Marshall, which were forensically examined. More than 24,000 indecent images children were found, including 76 images and videos of […]

‘Fake cancer’ woman ordered to repay charity more than £26,000

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Patricia Robertshaw, 42, of Barrowford, Lancashire, was jailed for four years and five months in March 2019, after she pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation and forging certificates. In January 2017, Robertshaw, who was working as an events manager at Yorkshire Cancer Research in Harrogate, claimed she had been diagnosed with cancer, and took […]

Operation Owl goes national

Operation Owl goes national

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Launched in February 2018, Operation Owl is a joint initiative by North Yorkshire Police, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA), together with the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. The initiative set out to raise awareness of raptor persecution, encouraging […]

Youngsters get ‘Crucial’ advice to keep themselves safe

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1,600 Year 6 youngsters from 60 primary schools in Scarborough and Ryedale are currently taking part in a Crucial Crew event in Scarborough, which runs until 13 June 2019. They’ll be followed by schools from Harrogate (25 June – 4 July) and York and Selby (9 July – 18 July). Youngsters in Craven attended an […]