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Archive – September, 2019

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Former accountant jailed for importing cocaine into North Yorkshire

Former accountant jailed for importing cocaine into North Yorkshire

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On 10 October 2017, UK Border Force officers intercepted a parcel sent from an address in Belgium, addressed to Steven Meakes at his home in Harrogate. Preliminary checks indicated that inside the parcel was a quantity of cocaine, with an approximate value of £1,200. Officers from North Yorkshire Police attended Meakes’ home address, a rented […]

Appeal following burglary at Richmond public toilets

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The burglary happened at around 2.40am on Tuesday 17 September 2019. The toilets were broken into, money was stolen from within and a significant amount of damage was caused. We are asking for the public’s help to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. In particular, we are appealing for information about any people or […]

“Good” but more to do: Our response to HMICFRS Integrated Peel Assessment September 2019

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However, the report by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services, also found areas where improvements should be made. The publication of the report on 27 September 2019, follows an inspection in April 2019 that looked at the force’s effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy, known as the Integrated PEEL Assessment. Commenting on the report, […]

Young foals found abandoned near A19 at Balne, Selby

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In the early morning of 5 September we received a call from a member of the public who had found two abandoned foals on his land near Balne, Selby. The two youngsters were frightened and in a field with no fence between them and the busy A19. We contacted horse charities World Horse Welfare and […]

Police locate stolen quad and arrest suspect within hours of theft

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At about 2pm on Tuesday 24 September 2019, a Honda quad bike was stolen from a farm in the Hambleton district, near Stokesley. The Honda Fourtrax quad, worth about £6,000, had been fitted with a tracker device by its owner. Later that evening, officers from North Yorkshire Police’s Rural Taskforce, working alongside colleagues from the […]