Home > News > 2019 > July

Archive – July, 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.

Man indecently exposed himself in Nidd Gorge

Posted on in Local appeals

The incident occurred near the footbridge towards the Scotton end of the Nidd Gorge walk at approximately 4.25pm yesterday. Two members of the public were approached by a naked man who fled the location once police were called. He is described as approximately 5ft 10ins tall, very thin with a pale skin tone and aged […]

25 new Police Officers take up their duties

25 new Police Officers take up their duties

Posted on in News stories

For the past 19 weeks, the trainee Officers have been taking part in a comprehensive training programme that involves classroom learning, practical tasks and assessments. On 19 July they took part in a Passing Out ceremony that marks the end of their initial training.  They will now be posted out across the region to take […]

Two-week firearms surrender campaign begins in North Yorkshire

Posted on in News stories

North Yorkshire Police is joining forces across the country in appealing for people to hand in unwanted guns with a two-week surrender of firearms and ammunition, starting today (20 July). Although offences linked to firearms are extremely rare in York and North Yorkshire, many such weapons are held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality […]

Two years in jail for man who deliberately drove into cyclist in Selby

Posted on in News stories

A video camera fitted to the cyclist’s handlebars partially captured the incident on camera. William Status Heslop, 33, was driving his Vauxhall Insignia along Ousegate in Selby on 26 June last year when he turned right into Barlby Road at the same time as the cyclist, who was travelling in the opposite direction, turned left. […]

Chip shop arsonist who set himself on fire is sent to prison

Posted on in News stories

>> WATCH the footage that helped convict him here Dramatic CCTV footage captured the moment Lubos Filek caught fire and fled across a main road in Selby after torching the business. The 40-year-old caused more than £100,000 of damage to Abbey Fisheries – but to this day he has refused to tell detectives why he […]