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Archive – August, 2019

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Man arrested on suspicion of drug offences after police search address in Northallerton

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Officers have warned that similar operations will follow as they tackle drug offending in the town. Police executed a search warrant to enter a house on Bullamoor Close this morning. A quantity of what police believe to be cannabis has already been recovered, along with drug paraphernalia. Further searches are currently continuing at the address […]

A64 closure following a collision

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Emergency services are at the scene and a number of people are being treated for injuries. However, there are currently long delays and drivers are advised to find an alternative route while the incident is dealt with. Officers thank people for their patience but  are asking anyone who is  stuck in tailbacks to remain in […]

Youths arrested following Scarborough chalet blaze

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 North Yorkshire Police officers attended North Bay at 5.10am yesterday following a report of a fire that spread through several chalets. A number of other chalets had also been broken into. Around 20 were damaged in total, through either fire or break-ins. A 14-year-old and 15-year-old are being questioned about the incident and currently remain […]

My Story: Deputy Chief Constable Phil Cain – the half-Chinese council estate kid who didn’t even know what a-levels were

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I consider myself very privileged to serve as the Deputy Chief Constable of North Yorkshire Police and, as far as I know, I am the first black and minority ethnic person to hold that position. I have got here thanks to people who have helped me at each stage of my life. A real example […]

Family tribute to motorcyclist who died in tractor collision near Whitby

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He has been identified as John “Johnny” Redhead from York. Johnny’s family have provided the following tribute to him: “Johnny was a much-loved husband, father, grandfather and a great friend to so many. “He was one of the most kind, funny, caring and likeable men you could ever meet and he always had a smile […]

North Yorkshire Police receives highest number of 999 calls ever recorded

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North Yorkshire Police is urging the public to avoid unnecessary calls to 999 as figures show its Force Control Room (FCR) received almost 10,000 calls in July 2019, an average of more than 300 every day. 999 calls typically rise by around 25 per cent in the summer months, with hot weather often named as […]