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Archive – June, 2019

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Police tackle “summertime surge” in drink and drug driving as 90 drivers are arrested

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Police have been checking drivers around the clock and acting on intelligence about repeat offenders as part of their campaign to tackle a “summertime surge” in offending. They are urging members of the public to report their suspicions about people who drive under the influence, saying “one call could be all it takes to save […]

Safeguarding Week 2019 – The job of safeguarding children

Safeguarding Week 2019 – The job of safeguarding children

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Today we speak to Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Shaun Page, who works in our Vulnerability Assessment Team focusing on the protection of children who have suffered neglect, abuse or exploitation. “Protecting children from harm is one of the most important tasks the police undertake. As  a Temporary DCI in safeguarding, I am in a privileged […]

Safeguarding Week 2019 – County Lines – it’s everyone’s business

Safeguarding Week 2019 – County Lines – it’s everyone’s business

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County lines is something that has recently been at the top of the national news agenda, with news reports frequently covering county lines police operations and convictions from all across the country. But what is county lines, how can you spot it and what are the police doing about it? “County lines” is the term […]

Appeal following assault in Catterick Garrison

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It happened at the B&M store in Gough Road between 8pm and 8.30pm on Saturday 15 June 2019 and involved a group of four youths, comprising of two males and two females. One of the females was punched to the face and was left with bruising but did not require medical treatment. We are requesting […]

Appeal: Indecent exposure incident in Harrogate

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The incident happened on The Old Railway Path that follows Bilton Beck between Starbeck and Bilton  at around 1pm on Monday 24 June 2019 as the women walked towards the Bilton Lane exit. Officers are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour. In particular, […]

Safeguarding Week 2019 – Child neglect – it’s everyone’s issue

Safeguarding Week 2019 – Child neglect – it’s everyone’s issue

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While we don’t know the exact number of children in the UK who have experienced neglect, a NPSCC study estimated that 1 in 10 children in the UK has been neglected and that 1 in 5 children have experienced severe maltreatment.* We read shocking statistics like this, but often we think “not in my town, […]