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Archive – July, 2019

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

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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

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>> 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 […]

North Yorkshire is safest place in England with an extremely low crime rate, new government figures reveal

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New figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also reveal that North Yorkshire remains the safest place in England. This is despite a 16% increase in recorded offences in the county. One of North Yorkshire’s most senior police officers said that while the very low crime rate is encouraging, the rise highlights […]

Appeal after serious collision involving car and motorcycle on A19 south of York

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At about 1.45pm on 17 July 2019, a collision occurred between Deighton and Crockey Hill. It involved a red Ford Fiesta and a black Piaggio motorcycle. The motorcyclist, a 17-year-old, received serious injuries. An off-duty officer was one of the first to arrive at the scene, and provided medical care until the emergency services arrived. […]

North Yorkshire Police’s Control Room welcomes the army as they prepare for Afghanistan

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With the FCR being the first touch point for the vast majority of the incidents the force deal with, Control Room staff are trained to expect the unexpected and to be ready to deal with any situation which may arise. That’s why, when colleagues from the Army asked if they could visit the force’s control […]

Arrests and dash-cam appeal after police pursuit in Harrogate

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At midday on Wednesday 17 July 2019, officers attempted to stop a bronze/silver-coloured Ford Focus on North Park Road, Harrogate. After initially stopping, the vehicle then made off. A pursuit took place, and the Focus travelled on Queens Parade, then left on to York Place, then right onto Oatlands Drive. It was later found abandoned […]